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By Kate E. Tunstall

Blindness and Enlightenment presents a interpreting 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 principles, in addition to a novelist, playwright, paintings critic and thinker. His Letter at the Blind of 1749 is key studying for somebody attracted to Enlightenment philosophy or eighteenth-century literature since it contradicts a principal assumption of Western literature and philosophy, and of the Enlightenment particularly, particularly that ethical and philosophical perception relies on seeing. Kate Tunstall's essay publications the reader in the course of the Letter, its anecdotes, principles 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, conversing and hearing the blind.

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