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This anthology features unabridged translations of Diderot's best work as a literary artist, including those writings that embody his most original and influential ideas.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 15th 2001 by Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
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Adrian Colesberry
Aug 17, 2011 Adrian Colesberry rated it it was amazing
As a scientist, I have to say that I enjoyed D'Alembert's Dream even more than the justly famous Rameau's nephew, despite the stilted style of the dialogue in D'Alembert's Dream. I'm a huge fan of Darwin and it's salutary to read works like DD to see how these ideas that he brought to their full fruit had such currency pretty long before he arrived on the scene. The discussion on the homologous tissues of the sexual organs and the other sexual issued discussed were shockingly modern. I have not ...more
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Feb 28, 2013 Matthew Summers rated it liked it
It's going to take me a few reads to get all that is to be had from this book. I see the potential, but don't have the time right now to give it the attention it deserves. Three stars for now, more or less to come later.
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One of those books I read in college of which I can now only remember bits. I do, however, remember enjoying it as a tale of a young Parisian intellectual and subversive.
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Aug 12, 2007 Richard rated it it was amazing
Rameau is the Underground Man with without all the doom and gloom...not that the Russians ought to be more lighthearted. I hear it's terrible over there.
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Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent persona during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder and chief editor of and contributor to the Encyclopédie.

Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne in challenging conventions
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