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Lettre à un magistrat sur le commerce de la librairie... et Lettre sur les aveugles...

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In this collection of two letters written by Denis Diderot, the renowned philosopher and writer delves into two vastly different topics with his signature wit and intelligence. In "Lettre à un magistrat sur le commerce de la librairie," Diderot provides a thought-provoking critique of the book trade industry, shedding light on the power dynamics and challenges faced by both authors and booksellers. His insights into the complexities of the publishing world are both enlightening and engaging.

In "Lettre sur les aveugles," Diderot explores the theme of perception and reality through the lens of blindness. Through a series of thought experiments and philosophical musings, he challenges the reader to reconsider their assumptions about the nature of sight and the limitations of the human experience. Diderot's exploration of this topic is both profound and thought-provoking, inviting readers to question their own perceptions and beliefs.

Overall, these two letters showcase Diderot's brilliance as a thinker and writer, offering readers a glimpse into his keen observations and intellectual curiosity. Whether discussing the intricacies of the book trade or the nature of perception, Diderot's insights are sure to spark thought and discussion long after the final page is turned.

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Deux Lettres écrites avec tout le talent de Denis Diderot. 1/ Sur les lois régissant le commerce de librairie, les droits, les contrefacteurs déjà à l'époque … 2/ Sur les capacités des aveugles à percevoir et comprendre le monde. D'importantes et très précieuses réflexions et pensées de Diderot nous apportent une mine de méditations sur la nature humaine, intemporelle. - Summary by Christiane Jehanne

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