Denis Diderot

Books by Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosophe and the genius behind the Encyclopédie, one of the most important works of the Enlightenment. A lovely fictional account of his visit to Russia, at the invitation of Catherine the Great, can be found in Malcolm Bradbury’s last novel, To The Hermitage. According to art critic Michael Fried, Diderot was not only a great philosopher but also  “the best-ever art critic.”

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