Jacques le fataliste et son maître by Denis Diderot
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Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Denis Diderot, philosophe et encyclopédiste français (1713-1784)
Garnier, 1875-77

Ce livre numérique présente "Jacques le fataliste et son maître", de Denis Diderot, édité en texte intégral. Une table des matières dynamique permet d'accéder directement aux différentes sections.

Jacques, qui voyage en compagnie de son maître, possède une personnalité plus complexe que celle d'un simple valet : il est bavard et philosophe et c'est à son fatalisme qu'il doit son surnom. Pour combler l’ennui, il promet à son maître de lui raconter la suite de ses aventures amoureuses. Mais ce récit est sans cesse interrompu par son maître, par des interventions ou incidents extérieurs, par des « histoires » autonomes venant se substituer au récit initial, ou par des discussions entre le narrateur et le lecteur.

Liste des sections:
- 1. Présentation
- 2. Notice préliminaire
- 3. Jacques le fataliste et son maître
- 4. Notes

About Denis Diderot

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Denis Diderot was born at Langres in eastern France in 1713, the son of a master cutler. He was originally destined for the Church but rebelled and persuaded his father to allow him to complete his education in Paris, where he graduated in 1732. For ten years Diderot was nominally a law student, but actually led a precarious bohemian but studious existence, eked out with tutoring, hack-writing and translating. His original writing began in 1746 with a number of scientific works setting out the materialist philosophy which he was to hold throughout his life. Along with his editorship of the Encyclopédie (1747-73), he wrote works on mathematics, medicine, the life sciences, economics, drama and painting, two plays and a novel, as well as his Salons (1759-81). His political writings were mainly composed around 1774 for Catherine II, at whose invitation he went to St. Petersburg. Diderot's astonishingly wide range of interests, together with his growing prediliction for the dialogue form, led to the production of his most famous works: D'Alembert's Dream, The Paradox of the Actor, Jacques the Fatalist and Rameau's Nephew. During the latter part of his life Diderot received a generous pension from Catherine II, in return for which he bequeathed her his library and manuscripts. He died in 1784.
Published September 30, 2011 by Candide & Cyrano. 596 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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