Voltaire: Philosophical Dictionary


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François-Marie Arouet (1694–1778), better known by his pen name of Voltaire, was the foremost champion of the Enlightenment in France. He published numerous books, pamphlets and articles advancing a broad range of Enlightenment causes, from Newtonian physics to religious toleration. His alphabetically arranged Philosophical Dictionary, first published anonymously with seventy-three articles in 1764 and later published in expanded editions, was an attempt to put forth some of his basic ideas...