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The Great Philosophers: Voltaire

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399612302

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‘Judge a man by his questions, rather than by his answers.’ Voltaire

Voltaire was one of the first philosophers to be commercially successful internationally. Famous for his strong views on the importance of civil liberties, he was equally renowned for his wit. A prolific letter writer, he was also the author of over 2,000 books and pamphlets, including the novel Candide, which criticises and ridicules many of the events and philosophies of the time. It is widely recognised as one of the most glorious satires of the 18th century.

John Gray’s short account is the ideal introduction to one of the great thinkers of all time.

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The virtue of these deceptively brief books is that they are the real thing
EVENING STANDARD
The books should improve the cultural circulation of philosophy by their style as well as their substance
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If you want to acquire some first-hand experience of philosophy and democracy you would do well to read this welcome series
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT
A promising venture
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Rarely have intellectual sophistication and complexity come so cheap
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