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Your search for posts with tags containing Denis Diderot found 6 posts

‘Garden centres must become the Jacobin Clubs of the new Revolution’

Must they? Ian Hamilton Finlay is the author of this startling command. It is one of his Detached Sentences on Gardening (1980-1998): Finlay was a concrete poet and artist who developed a now-renowned garden by the name of Little Sparta, just to the south...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 20 Nov 2018

On teaching Diderot’s La Religieuse aka The Nun

Suzanne Simonin after harsh punishment thrown into a dungeon (2013 La Religieuse, Pauline Etienne) Friends, The second text I assigned as required reading for my The Enlightenment: At Risk? course has been Diderot’s The Nun (La Religieuse), which...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Nov 2018

Improvement and Enlightenment

A recent invitation to talk to the Enlightenment Workshop of the Voltaire Foundation prompted me to consider the ways in which some modes of thinking common during the Enlightenment might have been inherited – directly or indirectly – from...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Mar 2018

Digitizing Raynal (and Diderot): New Digital Editions of the Histoire des deux Indes

A collaborative digital research project On the heels of Cecil Courtney and Jenny Mander’s recent publication, Raynal’s ‘Histoire des deux Indes’ colonialism, networks and global exchange (OSE, 2015), I am pleased to announce a...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 11 Jul 2016

The latest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016,...

The latest issue of ECF is now on Project MUSE: Summer 2016, 28.4, https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/33735 The Abbé Mallet’s Unsigned Contribution to the Encyclopédie, pp. 691-712, by Reginald McGinnis See above 3 illustrations of the...

Happy birthday Denis Diderot! A letter from Marian Hobson

Cher Denis Diderot, happy 300th birthday! Wherever you are – for you were a non-believer all your life, and the afterlife you looked forward to was one of infinitely recyclable molecules living on in ever new combinations. A process possibly without...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 5 Oct 2013

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