philosophes


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philosophes

French intellectuals advocating changes in political and social structure as well as in religion and philosophy.
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That afternoon the ladies entertained a good many of their compatriots--more than was usual for them to receive at one time; and the drawing-room on the ground floor of a large house on the Boulevard des Philosophes was very much crowded.
The shadow of autocracy all unperceived by me had already fallen upon the Boulevard des Philosophes, in the free, independent and democratic city of Geneva, where there is a quarter called "La Petite Russie." Whenever two Russians come together, the shadow of autocracy is with them, tinging their thoughts, their views, their most intimate feelings, their private life, their public utterances--haunting the secret of their silences.
She averted her head again and looked down the Boulevard des Philosophes, a singularly arid and dusty thoroughfare, where nothing could be seen at the moment but two dogs, a little girl in a pinafore hopping on one leg, and in the distance a workman wheeling a bicycle.
She would persist in pursuing him in there through the long days of motionless silence face to face with the empty Boulevard des Philosophes. She could not understand why he had not escaped--as so many other revolutionists and conspirators had managed to escape in other instances of that kind.
Moreover, she introduced me to Hortense, who was a remarkable woman in her way, and known among us as Therese Philosophe.
"No, Monsieur le Philosophe. It would not have been better.
Selon la these <<fictionaliste >>, au contraire, Aristophane serait celui qui fait de Socrate le personnage comique du Philosophos, dans lequel tous les philosophes atheniens pouvaient se reconnaitre, d'Anaxagore a Empedocle, de Protagoras a Antiphon.
Si nous remontons aux origines de la civilisation europeenne, nous constatons que les philosophes de la Grece antique soulevaient deja cette question.
The centerpiece of that trip from Boswell's and Zaretsky's perspective was a set of visits to the lions of the philosophes, Voltaire and Rousseau, whom he found in querulous moods not improved as he hounded them with religious dilemmas not, it seems, widely shared in the francophone Enlightenment.
Les peintures exposees proposent de decouvrir l'antique Thagaste, la ville archeologique, ses ecrivains et ses philosophes et suggerent d'admirer les images de la premiere universite dans le continent d'Afrique.
Diagne, sans perdre de vue la difference culturelle et religieuse des auteurs etudies, met l'accent sur le contact, le transferi, le dialogue entre ceux qui pratiquent la liberte de pensee en terre d'islam et les philosophes occidentaux anciens greeques ou modernes allemands et francais.
Some subjects explored include OEConor and the philosophes, OEConor and the Macpherson controversy, his efforts at manuscript preservation, and his contribution to Irish-language scholarship.