Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay : With a New Translation of Diderot's 'Letter on the Blind' and La Mothe Le Vayer's 'Of a Man Born Blind' Hardback
Blindness and Enlightenment presents a reading and translation of Diderots Letter on the Blind for Use by the Sighted (the first translation into English since the eighteenth-century).
Diderot was the founder and editor of the Encyclopdie, a novelist, a philosopher and an active proponent of democratic ideals.
His Letter on the Blind is essential reading for anyone interested in Enlightenment philosophy or eighteenth-century literature.
By discussing the blind, Diderot undercuts a central assumption of the Enlightenment, present in the very term itself in its reference to light, namely that moral and philosophical insight was dependent on seeing.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 240 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
- Publication Date: 13/10/2011
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9781441158031
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