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d'Alembert

(French dalɑ̃bɛr)
n
(Biography) Jean Le Rond (ʒɑ̃ lə rɔ̃). 1717–83, French mathematician, physicist, and rationalist philosopher, noted for his contribution to Newtonian physics in Traité de dynamique (1743) and for his collaboration with Diderot in editing the Encyclopédie

A•lem•bert, d'

(ˌdæl əmˈbɛər)
n.
Jean Le Rond (ʒɑ̃) 1717?–83, French mathematician, philosopher, and writer: associate of Diderot.
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However, the quote chosen for this room from Jean-Jacques Rousseau's 1758 "Letter to D'Alembert on the Theatre"--" .
Katz, lead investigator at the Institute Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Pierre and Marie Curie University, in Paris.
Although d'Alembert later argues against Leibniz's monad, this series of false starts accurately describes Crumey's first two novels.
Leibniz was echoed in the eighteenth century by Denis Diderot and Jean d'Alembert, the French creators of the first modern encyclopedia, who pursued their work not just to codify existing knowledge but to cross-validate it and accelerate future research.
When relating to Rousseau's 'Letter to d'Alembert on the Theater' O'Byrne attempts, in fact, to provide an answer to the question whether the 'moralizing,' is a necessary condition of political life or not, offering an analysis on the dialectic mores-morality.
He also collaborated with Denis Diderot and Jean d'Alembert, the editors of the seminal Enlightenment publication, the Encyclopedia.
La gran Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raissonne des Sciences, Arts et Metiers ideada por Denis Diderot y dirigida por el mismo y por Jean-le-Rond D'Alembert entre 1750 y 1759, y por Diderot en solitario desde 1759 hasta la finalizacion de la empresa en la decada de 1770, es unanimemente considerada como la mas cumplida expresion de los ideales de las Luces y el empeno colectivo en el que mejor cristalizaron los anhelos de la generacion de los philosophes.
Rousseau, fervoroso teista, termina su amistad con Diderot y deja de colaborar; el ateismo militante de D'Alembert y el materialismo de Diderot lo llevan a su limite.
The French novelists, though often critical of individual personalities such as Rousseau and Diderot in Francois Vallejo's Le Voyage des grands hommes (2005) and d'Alembert and Montesquieu inJean-Pierre Luminet's Le Rendez-vous de Venus (1999), are in general much less disparaging of Enlightenment values as enshrined in the constitutions of the revolutionary years.
1-27), Neurath apresenta a enciclopedia como uma continuidade do trabalho da enciclopedia francesa do seculo XVIII, mencionando o texto de abertura daquela obra, o Discours preliminaire de d'Alembert (NEURATH et al.
He describes such concepts as generalized coordinates, constraints, the D'Alembert principle, and Euler-Lagrange's and Hamilton's equations.
Working in the early eighteenth century, Le Blon diligently tried to keep his processes secret even as the rhetoric of the day espoused increased openness, epitomized, at mid-century, by the Encyclopedie of Diderot and d'Alembert.