Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance / Edition 1

Voltaire - Treatise on Tolerance / Edition 1

by Voltaire
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521649692

ISBN-13: 9780521649698

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire's campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and

Overview

The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment, and bring together all three aspects of Voltaire: the writer, the doer and the philosophe. Originating in Voltaire's campaign to exonerate Jean Calas, they are works of polemical brilliance, informed by his deism and humanism and by Enlightenment values and ideals more generally. The issues that they raise, concerning questions of tolerance and human dignity, are still highly relevant to our own times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521649698
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Treatise on tolerance; The story of Elisabeth Canning and the Calas family; An address to the public concerning the parricides imputed to the Calas and Sirven families; An account of the death of the Chevalier de la Barre; The cry of innocent blood.

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