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La Défense de mon oncle, A Warburton

Œuvres complètes de Voltaire
Vol. No.
Vol. No.: 

64

Volume editor(s)
Volume editor(s): 
José-Michel Moureaux
Author: 
Voltaire
Publication Date
Publication Date: 
1984
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-0-7294-0312-2
Pages
Pages: 
528
Price Sterling (£): 
105

About the Book

About the Book: 

Voltaire's clever and moving defence of his Philosophie de l'histoire against an attack by Pierre Henri Larcher, lets his wit and insight shine through on a dizzying array of topics, and ultimately the defence of his fundamental beliefs about historical writing and Enlightenment principles. Penned in a week at the age of 73, it is an impassioned apologia of Voltaire’s rational system of approaching history and civilization.

A Warburton, also contained in this volume, followed hot on the heels of the Défense de mon oncle. It is a short but highly polemical pamphlet, directed against the prominent bishop and theological commentator, William Warburton.

Table of Contents

La Défense de mon oncle

A Warburton

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