Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences

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Creation: 1751

Denis Diderot, a key figure in the advancement of Enlightenment philosophy, envisioned the project of the Encyclopedie with his collaborator Jean D’Alembert. The prospectus was accompanied by a diagram of the “Map of Human Knowledge” which Diderot described as "the Genealogical Tree of All the Arts and Sciences." The Systême figuré groups all learning under memory (history), reason (philosophy) or imagination (poetry). God, as the source of knowledge, is conspicuously absent.

Title

Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences

Date

Creation: 1751
Publication: 1950

Description

Denis Diderot, a key figure in the advancement of Enlightenment philosophy, envisioned the project of the Encyclopedie with his collaborator Jean D’Alembert. The prospectus was accompanied by a diagram of the “Map of Human Knowledge” which Diderot described as "the Genealogical Tree of All the Arts and Sciences." The Systême figuré groups all learning under memory (history), reason (philosophy) or imagination (poetry). God, as the source of knowledge, is conspicuously absent.

Rights

Public Domain

Source

W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire Studies, Morris Wachs Collection, AE25 .E555 1751a

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences,” Gallery, accessed September 15, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/720.