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- Routledge 2006; US$ 95.00
Examines how Dr Diderot borrowed from Lucretius, Buffon, Maupertuis, and probability theory, and combines ideas from these sources to hypothesize that species are mutable and that all life arose randomly from a single prototype. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00
Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 90.00
Decried as a misogynist and pornographer, imprisoned for debauchery and for his writings, there is scarcely a cultural figure as flamboyant and controversial as the Marquis de Sade, the father of the new libertine body. But this is not the only way to see Sade. In this long-awaited English translation, Hénaff says that Sade should be discussed less... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Ecrasez linfâme ! Voltaires rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers, regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31
We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time he was also the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. Davidson tells the whole, rich story of his life (1694-1778) - his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount;... more...
- Shell Education 2008; US$ 8.99
We need to measure the things around us in order to build and make things. Before we had standard measures, people used natural measures including body parts and objects. One of the first measures was a cubitthe length of a man's arm from his elbow to the tip of his middle finger. Another was the mile, which was equal to 1,000 steps. Some... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 57.30
Hauptbeschreibung Dieser Band trägt zur Aufklärung des zeitgenössisch-westlichen Freundschaftsverständnisses in seiner Geschichtlichkeit und seinen Traditionszusammenhängen bei, indem er die Konzeptionen der französischen Moralisten Michel de Montaigne, François de La Rochefoucauld und Nicolas Chamfort untersucht. Die Analyse, die sich auf den jeweiligen... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 629.00
For the first time, this volume presents a German translation of the Old French heroic epic Aliscans, which served as a model for Wolfram von Eschenbach?s novel Willehalm, one of the most important works of the German Middle Ages. The primary source for the text is the edition based on the Venetian manuscript M (Holtus 1985). The aim is to allow students... more...