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Diderot, Denis 1713-1784

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Most widely held works by Denis Diderot
Rameau's nephew; and other works by Denis Diderot( Book )

715 editions published between 1761 and 2021 in 15 languages and held by 6,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two works in dialogue form blending irony and humor challenge eighteenth-century morals and conventions
The nun by Denis Diderot( Book )

821 editions published between 1796 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 5,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suzanne Simonin, an illegitimate teenage girl, suffers mental and physical abuse after being forced to become a nun in eighteenth-century France
Jacques the fatalist and his master by Denis Diderot( Book )

687 editions published between 1793 and 2021 in 11 languages and held by 4,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques the Fatalist is Diderot's answer to the problem of existence. If human beings are determined by their genes and their environment, how can they claim to be free to want or do anything? Where are Jacques and his Master going? Are they simply occupying space, living mechanically until they die, believing erroneously that they are in charge of their Destiny? Diderot intervenes to cheat our expectations of what fiction should be and do, and behaves like a provocative, ironic, and unfailingly entertaining master of revels which finally show why Fate is not to be equated with doom. In the introduction to this new translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with Fate and shows why Jacques the Fatalist pioneers techniques of action which, two centuries on, novelists still regard as experimental
Lettre sur les aveugles by Denis Diderot( )

102 editions published between 1773 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au confluent de la philosophie, de la littérature et de la science, cette lettre occupe une place centrale dans l'oeuvre de l'auteur. Il s'affirme résolument matérialiste dans son analyse du comportement de deux aveugles-nés
Paradoxe sur le comédien by Denis Diderot( Book )

186 editions published between 1864 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Paradoxe sur le comédien est un dialogue en prose imaginé par Denis Diderot (1713-1784). Il est publié pour la première fois en 1830, à Paris, sept ans après sa conception. Sous la forme d'un dialogue, dissymétrique, entre deux interlocuteurs censés défendre une thèse opposée, Diderot (1713-1784) développe une véritable réflexion sur l'art du comédien et, plus largement, sur la création artistique. Ainsi pose-t-il la supériorité de l'intelligence et du travail conscient sur la sensibilité, fût-elle porteuse d'une grande puissance pathétique
Œuvres philosophiques by Denis Diderot( Book )

135 editions published between 1772 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oeuvres romanesques by Denis Diderot( Book )

113 editions published between 1951 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novels by famed French writer Diderot
The indiscreet jewels by Denis Diderot( Book )

277 editions published between 1748 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosopher, critic, novelist, and editor of the monumental Encyclopedie, Denis Diderot was one of the eighteenth century's most influential and provocative figures. For the first time complete in English translation, The Indiscreet Jewels is the earliest and, perhaps, most daring of Diderot's "philosophical" novels - a fearessly libertine fable on the order of such ribald classics as Boccaccio and Rabelais."--BOOK JACKET. "Published in 1748, with three chapters added later in the author's career, this extraordinary fiction is a take-off on the erotic-oriental tales popular at the time. Set in a sultan's court in the Congo, the novel begins with Mangogul (the Sultan) suffering from acute boredom, only to be rescued by a genie offering the potentate a magic ring that, when pointed at women, causes their genitals, or "jewels," to speak. The resulting story, exuberant and delightful in its wit and satire, was so openly irreverent and critical of the French Court at Versailles - with the Sultan as Louis XV and his favorite as Mme de Pompadour - that it secured its author some egregious trouble with the Parisian authorities."--BOOK JACKET. "But The Indiscreet Jewels is far from being just a political roman a clef. The Sultan's "scientific method" reveals an allegory of the female body, perennially silent, at last recovering its voice and daring to speak. What the "jewels" say is at once a parody and supreme example of the French Enlightenment's urge to seek knowledge above and beyond the hypocrisies, inhibitions, and limitations of everyday life."--BOOK JACKET
Œuvres by Denis Diderot( Book )

114 editions published between 1821 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condensé de l'oeuvre de Diderot dans la collection Bibliothèque de la Pléiade
Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers by Denis Diderot( Book )

272 editions published between 1750 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry : manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis Diderot by Denis Diderot( Book )

13 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 of a two volume set of the first paperbound edition of 485 remarkable plates (over 2,000 illustrations) that accompanied landmark work of the Enlightenment. Sharply detailed copyright-free plates depict agriculture, military science, metalwork, mining, textile manufacture, masonry, carpentry, much more. Invaluable resource for art and craft use. Introduction and detailed captions by Charles C. Gillispie. Bibliography
Pensées sur l'interprétation de la nature by Denis Diderot( )

86 editions published between 1753 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la notice : "On a dit que Diderot avait collaboré activement au premier ouvrage d'Helvétius : "De l'Esprit". Il est difficile et de nier cette collaboration et de la prouver. Il a sans doute fourni des pages. Il a certainement donné le point de départ : "Le paradoxe", comme il l'appelle, de la sensibilité afférente à la matière en général ; mais il a dû laisser Helvétius employer ces matériaux à sa façon (...)"
Denis Diderot, Rameau's nephew = Le neveu de Rameau by Denis Diderot( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musical Resources. The pieces specially performed and recorded for this multi-media edition were chosen to provide samples of music of composers that are less well known today, or to give examples of transcription, one of the principle ways that pieces came to be known and played in a private setting at the time."--Publisher's website
Œuvres esthétiques. [Textes établis, avec introductions, bibliographies, notes et relevés de variantes by Denis Diderot( Book )

111 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diderot a-t-il jamais eu la vocation de l’art ? Sous les habits du philosophe, l’esthéticien n’est pas en reste. Ce volume remet à l’honneur la part la moins connue des écrits de Diderot, et dans laquelle, pourtant, il s’imposera au fil des siècles comme le plus grand novateur."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Diderot the satirist: Le neveu de Rameau & related works; an analysis by Donal OʼGorman( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2019 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly original and provocative contribution to Diderot scholarship, Professor O'Gorman analyses Diderot's three satirical works: Le Neveu de Rameau, Satire première, and Lui et Moi
Pensées philosophiques by Denis Diderot( Book )

107 editions published between 1708 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rédigées en 1746, ces 62 pensées ont circulé clandestinement avant d'être condamnées. Elles sont l'oeuvre d'un libre penseur du siècle des Lumières qui voulait subvertir la pensée orthodoxe
Eléments de physiologie by Denis Diderot( )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait : ""Je voudrais que vous me dissiez quelle altération est survenue dans son organisme extérieur, à partir des bras, qui ont fatigué les premiers, jusqu'à l'extrémité de son corps ou le bout des pieds, et que vous me marquassiez quelles sont les parties de son corps qui ont le plus souffert de son violent exercice.""
Diderot's selected writings by Denis Diderot( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six selections covering the whole range of human concern, from metaphysics to sex
Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville by Denis Diderot( Book )

116 editions published between 1772 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une oeuvre prescrite par le ministère de l'Education nationale pour le programme scolaire de terminale L couvrant ainsi le thème : L'homme, nature et société
French thought in the eighteenth century : Rousseau, Voltaire, Diderot by R Rolland( Book )

13 editions published between 1933 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The nun
The nunJacques the fatalist and his masterLettre sur les aveuglesParadoxe sur le comédienThe indiscreet jewelsA Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry : manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis DiderotPensées philosophiquesSupplément au Voyage de Bougainville
Alternative Names
Crudeli T. псевдоним 1713-1784

Crudeli Thomas 1713-1784

Crudeli, Tommaso

Crudeli, Tommaso 1713-1784

Crudelli, Thomas 1713-1784


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Dargir 1713-1784

Denī Didro

Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot écrivain, philosophe et encyclopédiste français

Denis Diderot escriptor, filòsof i enciclopedista francès

Denis Diderot escritor, filósofo e enciclopedista francês

Denis Diderot escritor, filósofo y enciclopedista francés

Denis Diderot escrivan, filosòf e enciclopedista francés

Denis Diderot filosofo, enciclopedista, scrittore e critico d'arte francese

Denis Diderot filosoof uit Koninkrijk Frankrijk (1713-1784)

Denis Diderot filozof și scriitor francez

Denis Diderot franca verkisto kaj filozofo

Denis Diderot francia filozófus és író, az Encyclopédie főszerkesztője

Denis Diderot francouzský filosof a spisovatel

Denis Diderot francuski pisarz, filozof

Denis Diderot Fransız Aydınlanma filozofu ve ansiklopedist

Denis Diderot fransk filosof, forfatter og redaktør

Denis Diderot fransk författare och filosof

Denis Diderot französischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph (1713-1784)

Denis Diderot Französischer Schriftsteller und Philosoph des 18. Jahrhunderts

Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist

Denis Diderot ranskalainen filosofi, taidearvostelija ja Encyclopédie-tietosanakirjan toimittaja

Denis Diderot valgustusaegne Prantsuse filosoof ja entsüklopedist

Denis Diderot yachay wayllukuq wan qillqaq

Didero, Deni 1713-1784


Diderot 1713-1784

Diderot D.

Diderot D. 1713-1784

Diderot Denis

Diderot, Dionigi

Diderot, Dionisio

Diderot, Dionisio 1713-1784

Diderot, Dionysius

Diderot, Dionysius 1713-1784

Diderot M. 1713-1784

Diderot Monsier 1713-1784

Diderot, Pantophile 1713-1784

Dīdiraw, 1713-1784

Dīdirū, 1713-1784


Didro D.

Didro Deni

Didro, Denī 1713-1784

Didro, Denis

Didro, Denis 1713-1784

D̲intero, D̲eni 1713-1784

Dionysius Diderotus

Dyderot, Dyonizy

Mr. *** Editeur de l'Encyclopédie..

Mr. ***, Editeur de l'Encyclopédie, 1713-1784

Ntintero, Nteni

Ntintero, Nteni 1713-1784

Ντενί Ντιντερό Γάλλος φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας

Дени Дидро

Дени Дидро французский писатель, философ-просветитель и драматург

Дени Дидро француски филозоф просветитељства

Дені Дідро французький філософ та енциклопедист епохи Просвітництва

Дидеро Д

Дидеро Д. 1713-1784

Дидерот Г

Дидерот Г. 1713-1784

Дидерот Д

Дидерот Д. 1713-1784

Дидерот, Дени 1713-1784


Дидро Д.

Дидро Д. 1713-1784

Дидро Дени

Дидро, Дени 1713-1784

Дидро, Дэни

Дэні Дзідро

Дэні Дыдро

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דידרו, דני

דידרו, דני 1713-1784

דני דידרו

دنيس ديدرو

دنيس ديدرو، 1713-1784

دنيس ديدرو فيلسوف وكاتب وموسوعي فرنسي

دنی دیدرو


ديده‌رو، دنيس

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디드로, D. 1713-1784

디드로, 데니 1713-1784

디드로, 드니 1713-1784


ディドロ, ドニ

ディドロ, ドニス

ドゥニ・ディドロ フランスの哲学者