Words Crush Wednesday – Diderot

Published May 4, 2016 by Iphis of Scyros

I’ve decided to let Words Crush Wednesday skip over Rousseau, as I think I’m going to do a post just talking about his Reveries, instead of quoting the bits I particularly liked.  Therefore, we’re moving on to Denis Diderot.

it could only belong to a philosophical age to attempt an encyclopedia.

I wonder what kind of an age he would say a wikipedia belongs to?  (Actually, I don’t think I want to know…)


(Technically, this is out of order; there’s another Locke quote I already have prepared to post, but…this one seemed perfectly suited for today, because of something else going up this week.  And despite what I said above, I may go back and type in all those Rousseau quotes I liked, ’cause it’s now been so long since I read his Reveries that I don’t remember a lot of the details, given how much else I’ve had to read since then.  (When you’re reading a full book of philosophy, political theory or history every single week, everything starts to get jumbled together by the time you hit end-of-semester burn-out…))

EDIT — It would seem this was my 500th post!

Wow, if I’d been aware I was on the verge of such a milestone, I’d have been a little more cautious and written something a bit more, y’know, epic.

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