A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5

From the series The Works of Voltaire, A Contemporary Version, Vol. 9

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,393 / 244 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.6
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 859
Added to site: 2011.10.18
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Genre: Philosophy

From the French Dictionnaire Philosophique, translated by William F. Fleming. The Philosophical Dictionary is not a sustained work, but a compilation of articles contributed to Diderot's Encyclopédie. The quality of the articles bear witness to the great genius and intellect of François-Marie Arouet, more known as Voltaire.

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leur interprete Ont fait un etrange don; Ne peut on etre prophete Sans qu'on perde la raison?

The same dictionary of Trevoux informs us that the old chronicles of France call Clovis fanatic and pagan. The reader would have been pleased to have had the particular chronicles specified. I have not found this epithet applied to Clovis in any of the few books I possess at my house near Mount Krapak, where I now write.

We understand by fanaticism at present a religious madness, gloomy and cruel. It is a malady of the mind, which is taken in the same way as smallpox. Books communicate it much less than meetings and discourses. We seldom get heated while reading in solitude, for our minds are then tranquil and sedate. But when an ardent man of strong imagination addresses himself to weak imaginations, his eyes dart fire, and that fire rapidly spreads; his tones, his gestures, absolutely convulse the nerves of his auditors. He exclaims, "The eye of God is at this moment up

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