A Philosophical Dictionary
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary, first published in 1764, is a series of short, radical essays - alphabetically arranged - that form a brilliant and bitter analysis of the social and religious conventions that then dominated eighteenth-century French thought. One of the masterpieces of the Enlightenment, enormously influential work of sardonic wit.
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