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A pocket philosophical dictionary

Author: Voltaire
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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Here is the only available English translation of one of the landmarks of European Enlightenment thought, Voltaire's 1764 edition of A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary. Highly entertaining and still highly relevant, the "dictionary" actually consists of a sequence of short essays, arranged in alphabetical order, covering everything from Apocalypse and Atheism to Tolerance and Tyranny. The unifying thread of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire
ISBN: 9780199553631 0199553637
OCLC Number: 706025115
Description: xxxvi, 283 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Note on the translation --
Select bibliography --
A chronology of Voltaire --
A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary --
Appendix : Two portraits of Voltaire in 1764 --
Explanatory notes.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Dictionnaire philosophique, portatif.
Responsibility: Voltaire ; translated by John Fletcher ; with an introduction and notes by Nicholas Cronk.
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a marvellously Swiftian look at the bleakness of existence. Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian In John Fletcher's wonderfully luminous translation, the Dictionnaire philosophique portatif is like a breath Read more...

 
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