Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay: With a New Translation of Diderot's 'Letter on the Blind' and (BOK)

Kate E. Tunstall

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This is a new reading and translation, the first into English since the eighteenth-century, of Diderot's "Letter on the Blind for Use by the Sighted". "Blindness and Enlightenment" presents a reading and translation of Diderot's "Letter on the Blind for Use by the Sighted" (the first translation into English since the eighteenth-century). Diderot was the founder and editor of the "Encyclopedie", a novelist, a philosopher and an active proponent of democratic ideals. His "Letter on the Blind" is essential reading for anyone interested in Enlightenment philosophy or eighteenth-century literature. By discussing the blind, Diderot undercuts a central assumption of the Enlightenment, present in the very term itself in its reference to 'light', namely that moral and philosophical insight was dependent on seeing.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Kate E. Tunstall
ISBN 9781441119322
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,8cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Western philosophy: Enlightenment, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800