Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorWarman, Caroline
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T11:17:25Z
dc.date.available2020-11-19T11:17:25Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn9781783748969en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781783748976en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781783748990en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781783749003en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781783749010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43006
dc.description.abstract"‘Love is harder to explain than hunger, for a piece of fruit does not feel the desire to be eaten’: Denis Diderot’s Éléments de physiologie presents a world in flux, turning on the relationship between man, matter and mind. In this late work, Diderot delves playfully into the relationship between bodily sensation, emotion and perception, and asks his readers what it means to be human in the absence of a soul. The Atheist’s Bible challenges prevailing scholarly views on Diderot’s Éléments, asserting its contemporary philosophical importance, and prompting its readers to inspect more closely this little-known and little-studied work. In this timely volume, Warman establishes the place of Diderot’s Éléments in the trajectory of materialist theories of nature and the mind stretching back to Epicurus and Lucretius, and explores the fascinating reasons behind scholarly neglect of this seminal work. In turn, Warman outlines the hitherto unacknowledged dissemination and reception of Diderot’s Éléments, demonstrating how Diderot’s Éléments was circulated in manuscript-form as early as the 1790s, thus showing how the text came to influence the next generations of materialist thinkers. This book is accompanied by a digital edition of Jacques-André Naigeon’s Mémoires historiques et philosophiques sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot (1823), a work which, Warman argues, represents the first publication of Diderot’s Éléments, long before its official publication date of 1875. The Atheist’s Bible constitutes a major contribution to the field of Diderot studies, and will be of further interest to scholars and students of materialist natural philosophy in the Age of Enlightenment and beyond. "en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DN Prose: non-fictionen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::3 Time periods qualifiers::3J Modern period, c 1500 onwardsen_US
dc.subject.otherDideroten_US
dc.subject.otherphilosophyen_US
dc.subject.othermanen_US
dc.subject.othermatteren_US
dc.subject.otherminden_US
dc.subject.otherbodyen_US
dc.subject.otheremotionen_US
dc.subject.otherperceptionen_US
dc.subject.otherhumanen_US
dc.subject.othersoulen_US
dc.subject.othermaterialismen_US
dc.subject.othernatureen_US
dc.subject.otherNaigeonen_US
dc.subject.otherenlightenmenten_US
dc.titleThe Atheist's Bibleen_US
dc.title.alternativeDiderot's 'Éléments de physiologie'en_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0199en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8ben_US
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.pages442en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record