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Voltairovo pojetí gens de lettres
Voltaire’s Conception of Gens de Lettres

Author(s): Dagmar Pichová
Subject(s): French Literature
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica
Keywords: Voltaire; French Enlightenment; french literature; Gens de Lettres

Summary/Abstract: In my paper I analyze Voltair´s conception of gens de lettres expressed in his article in Encyclopédie (1757) and compare it to his approach in Lettres philosophiques (1734) and Dictionnaire philosophique (1764). Voltair´s characterization is compared to the conception of other Encyclopedists and their project to reform the Republic of Lettres. The conception of gens de lettres embraces the qualities of philosophes and expresses the French Enlightenment ideal of the transfer of knowledge between science, philosophy and literature.

  • Issue Year: XXIX/2018
  • Issue No: Sondernr.
  • Page Range: 37-46
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech