Diderot's Impact On Society

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Monica Valladares.
Ms. Melvina Touche
Global history 9c

Voltaire (1694,1778) “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be" (Voltaire)

Voltaire was a philosopher,historian and writer who express his thoughts by his writing. He was imprisoned and exile because the way he express from the Catholic Church and the French government. He would write more than 20,000 letters and 2,000 books with free self expression. He would usually talk or criticize about religion, intolerance, and French institutions and governments of his days. Also was one of those persons who will fight for their thoughts and won
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He work years to produce a 28 volume set of books who they name encyclopedia. His purpose was to explain the people and change their way of thinking from the point of view of government, religion and society.
His encyclopedias also got information about other enlightenment thinkers of that time. The French government and the church felt Diderot was attacking them by the fact he was giving details with prove that contradicts them. When the encyclopedia was transfer to other languages the enlightenment idea was spread through all Europe and
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