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Denis Diderot

(1713—1784) French philosopher, writer, and critic


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(1713–84),

French philosopher and man of letters; a leading member of the Enlightenment, and from 1746 editor of the Encyclopédie. His works demonstrated close links with English literature: he translated Shaftesbury, wrote on Richardson, adapted E. Moore, and wrote plays influenced by Lillo.

Subjects: Literature.


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