Denis Diderot (1713 - 1784)

Diderot was the most prominent of the French Encyclopaedists.

The Encyclopédie is the most famous publications representing the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. The Encyclopédie’s aim was “to change the way people think”. Diderot wanted to incorporate all of the world’s knowledge into the Encyclopédie and it was the first general encyclopaedia to describe the mechanical arts. It attempted to collect and summarise human knowledge in a variety of fields and topics, including philosophy, theology, science and the arts. The Encyclopédie was controversial for reorganising knowledge based on human reason instead of by nature or theology.

Showing all 56 results

Showing all 56 results

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.