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Diderot's Counterpoints: The Dynamics of Contrariety in His Major Works

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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780729406208
ISBN-10: 0729406202
Author: Walter E. Rex
Publication Date: 01-Jan-1998
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Table of Contents: List of illustrations

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction: he dynamics of Classical contrarieties

I Contrariety in the Supplément de voyage de Bougainville

II Evolving experiments in the Lettres sur les sourds et muets

III The dubious fictions of the Entretiens sur le Fils naturel

IV Stages of paradox in Le Paradoxe sur le comédien

V The landscape demythologised: from Poussin’s serpents to Fénelon’s ‘shades’ and Diderot’s ghost

VI Le Rêve de d’Alembert: Deus sive materia?

VII Diderot against Greuze?

VIII Stages of contrariety in Jacques le fataliste

IX The dialectical dynamics of Le Neveu de Rameau

Conclusion

Index

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