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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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Improvement and Enlightenment

The ways in which some modes of thinking common during the Enlightenment might have been inherited from the English idea of ‘improvement’.

Fausser le climat pour mieux s’exprimer? Stratégies de discours dans la philosophie politique de la Renaissance aux Lumières

Pour expliquer l’hypothèse de lecture de mon livre.

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