Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay: With a new by Kate E. Tunstall PDF

By Kate E. Tunstall

Blindness and Enlightenment presents a studying and a brand new translation of Diderot's Letter at the Blind. Diderot was once the editor of the Encyclopédie, that computer virus of Enlightenment rules, in addition to a novelist, playwright, artwork critic and thinker. His Letter at the Blind of 1749 is vital interpreting for an individual attracted to Enlightenment philosophy or eighteenth-century literature since it contradicts a vital assumption of Western literature and philosophy, and of the Enlightenment specifically, particularly that ethical and philosophical perception depends on seeing. Kate Tunstall's essay publications the reader in the course of the Letter, its anecdotes, rules and its conversational mode of featuring them, and it situates the Letter in relation either to the Encyclopedie and to a wealthy culture of writing approximately and, most significantly, speaking and hearing the blind.

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