Philosophical Letters: Or, Letters Regarding the English Nation (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing - History - 160 pages
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In his Philosophical Letters, Voltaire provides a pungent and often satirical assessment of the religion, politics, science, and arts of the England he observed during his nearly three-year exile. In addition to the Letters, this edition provides a translation of Voltaire's "Proposal for a Letter about the English," a general Introduction, chronology, notes, and bibliography.

  

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Contents

On the Quakers
1
On the Quakers
5
On the Quakers
7
On the Quakers
11
On the Anlgican Religion
15
On the Presbyterians
19
On the Socinians or Arians or Antitrinitarians
21
On the Parliament
23
On Mr Newtons Optics
59
On Infinity and on Chronology
63
On Tragedy
69
On Comedy
75
On Noblemen Who Cultivate Literature
79
On the Earl of Rochester and Mr Waller
83
On Mr Pope annd Some Other Famous Poets
89
On the Esteem Due to Men of Letters
93

On the Government
27
On Commerce
31
On Smallpox Inoculation
33
On Chancellor Bacon
37
On Mr Locke
41
On Descartes and Newton
47
On the System of Attraction
51
On the Academies
97
On Mr Pascals Pensees
101
Proposal for a Letter about the English
123
Notes
131
Selected Bibliography
157
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John Leigh is a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, and University Lecturer in the Department of French, at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Prudence L. Steiner took her Ph.D. in American Literature at Harvard University, where she served as Lecturer and Director of the Harvard Extension School Writing Program.

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