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The Beacon of the Enlightenment

Inspired by Voltaire’s advice that a text needs to be concise to have real influence, this anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. Each text resonates powerfully with the issues our world faces today. Tolerance was first p...

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Editor's note

Translated by Caroline Warman, the French students of Oxford and their tutors.

  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Series : Open Book Classics
  • Place of publication : Cambridge
  • Year of publication : 2016
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 01 juin 2017
  • EAN (Print version) : 9781783742035
  • Electronic EAN : 9782821881686
  • Number of pages : 132 p.
Caroline Warman



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