Diderot and the Time-Space Continuum

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Diderot and the Time-Space Continuum

His Philosophy, Aesthetics and Politics

Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 211

1982

January 1st, 1982

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Title Page4
Copyright Page5
Dedication6
Contents8
Preface10
I. Philosophy of Science12
1. Initial Solipsism Ipensees Philosophiques, 1746)14
2. The Crisis of Sensationalism (Lettre Surlesaveugles, 1749)20
3. Methodological Order (De L'interpretation Dela Nature, 1753)36
4. Science with Authority (Entretien, Rive de D'alembert, 1769)47
5. Taking Stock (Rifutation D'heloetius, 1773-1775; Sur les Regnes de Claude et Deneron, 1778; Sur la Matiere, 1779; Elements Dephysiologic. C.1780)57
II. Aesthetics62
6. Succession and Simultaneity (Lettre Surlessourds et Muets, 1751)64
7. The Poetics of Simultaneity (Sur L'origine du Beau, 175I; Sur Lapoesie Dramatique, 1758; Sur Legenie, 1772)71
8. The Destruction of Chronological Order Uacques Lefataliste, 1773-)80
i. Jacques as Supplement to Diderot's Scientific Writings80
ii. Simultaneity Versus Succession86
a. Language and The Time-Space Frame86
b. Expressions and Consequences of Discontinuity89
III. Politics98
9. The People as Source of Authority, Right, and Power ('Autorite Politique', 1751; 'Droit Naturel', 1755; 'Pouvoir', 'Puissance', 'Representants', 'Souverain', 1765)100
i. Liberty and Contract Versus Natural Sociability100
ii. Natural Right, Which is not Natural at all106
iii. Power and the Ruler108
10. Popular Sovereignty and History (Entretien D'unpire Avec Ses Enfants, 177I; Memoires Pour Catherine ii, 1773; Observations Sur Lenakar, 1774; Revolution de L'amerique Anglaise, 1778-)112
11. Diderot's Political Theory After 1770 (Pages Contre Un Tyran, 1771; Apologie De L'abbe Galiani, 1771; Sur L'esclavage Des Negres, 1778; Lettre Apologetique De L'abberaynalamonsieur, 1781)119
12. Motivation and Behaviour (Le Neveu Derameau, 1761-1779)125
13. Community Planning (Supplement au Voyage Debougainville, 1773-1774)139
14. Conclusion152
Notes166
Bibliography176
Index182