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Voltaire was one of the greatest of the Enlightenment philosophers, and his voice and values remain a vital presence in European culture today. It is the mission of the Voltaire Foundation to promote and explore these values.

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‘Les Singularités de la nature’

On ne se trompera pas beaucoup en affirmant que ‘Les Singularités de la nature’ sont l’œuvre de Voltaire la plus méconnue – que ceux qui l’ont lue en entier ou à peu près lèvent la main!

Let’s talk: 18th-century scholars, tell us about how you read

The editorial team of Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment is this month undertaking its first-ever survey of scholarly reading practices among 18th-century specialists.

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