Books By: Diderot, Denis

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Encyclopedic Liberty

Encyclopedic Liberty: Political Articles in the Dictionary of Diderot and D’Alembert By Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
Edited and with an Introduction by Henry C. Clark
Translated by Henry C. Clark and Christine Dunn Henderson

Political Thought

Often described as the culmination of the French Enlightenment, the Encyclopédie was collected not only to serve as a comprehensive reference work, but to “change the way men think” about every aspect of the human and natural worlds. In his celebrated “Preliminary Discourse” to the compilation, d’Alembert traced an entire history of modern philosophy and science designed to chart the way toward a sweeping Baconian project of improving the world through usable knowledge.