Jacques the Fatalist

Jacques the Fatalist


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Jacques the Fatalist is a provocative exploration of the problems of human existence, destiny, and free will. In the introduction to this brilliant translation, David Coward explains the philosophical basis of Diderot's fascination with fate and examines the experimental and influential literary techniques that make Jacques the Fatalist a classic of the Enlightenment.

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ISBN-13: 9780199537952
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/31/2009
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 496,317
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vi
Note on the Text xxxii
Select Bibliography xxxiii
A Chronology of Denis Diderot xxxv
Jacques The Fatalist
Explanatory Notes 241

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