Denis Diderot

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Denis Diderot
Diderot, by Louis-Michel van Loo, 1767.
Born(1713-10-05)5 October 1713
Langres, France
Died31 July 1784(1784-07-31) (aged 70)
Paris, France
Era18th-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
Main interests
Fatalism, atheism, political philosophy, materialism, determinism

Denis Diderot (French: [dəni didʁo]; 5 October 1713 – 31 July 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a known figure during the Enlightenment. He is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.[1]

Diderot died from pulmonary thrombosis in Paris, aged 70.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jacques Smietanski, "Le Réalisme dans Jacques le Fataliste" (Paris: Nizet, 1965).

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