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 Book

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

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 1, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
  • ISBN: 9781441158031

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