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Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot Archive


Brief Biography

Conversation between D’Alembert and Diderot

From Ouevres Complètes

Letter to My Brother, 1760
On the Evident
On Genius
Regrets for my Old Dressing Gown, 1769
Thoughts on Religion, 1770

Rameau’s Nephew, 1769

From the Encyclopedia, 1765:

Freedom of Thought


Commentary on Diderot

French Materialism & Communism, Marx, 1845
Marx To Engels, 15 April 1869
Materialism, Engels, 1886
Karl Marx lists Diderot as his favourite writer, 1865

How certain ‘Marxists’ in 1908 & certain idealists in 1710 refuted materialism, Lenin, 1908
Sensations And Complexes Of Sensations, Lenin, 1908