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Radical EnlightenmentPhilosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750$
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Jonathan I. Israel

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.001.0001

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From La Mettrie to Diderot

From La Mettrie to Diderot

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(p.704) 37 From La Mettrie to Diderot
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Radical Enlightenment
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Jonathan I. Israel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.003.0037

The two authors who most effectively summed up the radical thought of the early Enlightenment era in the middle of the 18th century were both Frenchmen — La Mettrie and the famous chief editor of the Encyclopédie, Diderot. In their published writings a tradition of thought stretching back a century to the 1650s was powerfully restated and rendered into one of the central planks of the European Enlightenment as a whole. Both writers, and especially Diderot, also added some original touches of their own. But the essential ideas making up their radicalism were those of a late 17th- and early 18th-century tradition which culminated in their work.

Keywords:   La Mettrie, Diderot, radical thought, Early Enlightenment, radical philosophy

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