Book ID: CBB000081790

Reading the French Enlightenment: System and subversion (1999)


Hayes, Julie Candler (Author)

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 1999
Physical Details: x + 243 pp.; notes; bibl.; index

Description Contents: Prologue--despotic Enlightenment. Introduction--the critique of systematic reason. 1. “Système”--origins and itineraries. 2. The epistolary machine. 3. Physics and figuration in Du Châtelet's Institutions de physique. 4. Condillac and the identity of the other. 5. Diderot--changing the system. Conclusion--labyrinths of Enlightenment.

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Authors & Contributors
Mass, Edgar
Knabe, Peter-Eckhard
Tosel, André
Diderot, Denis
Brewer, Daniel
Darnton, Robert
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Revue de Synthèse
Revue Historique
Revue d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine
Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century
Recherches sur Diderot et sur l' Encyclopédie
Voltaire Foundation
Fordham University
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Presses Universitaires de France
Encyclopedias (history)
Classification of knowledge
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Science, general histories
Science and society
Diderot, Denis
Alembert, Jean le Rond d'
Bacon, Francis, 1st Baron Verulam
Germain, Sophie
Du Châtelet, Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, Marquise
Chambers, Ephraim
Time Periods
18th century
Académie des Sciences, Paris

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