Title

The Encyclopédie: Impact on the French Enlightenment and Freedom of Thought

Presenter Information

Victoria Kraemer

Department

Art, Languages, and Philosophy

Major

Engineering Management

Research Advisor

Merfeld-Langston, Audra L.

Advisor's Department

Art, Languages, and Philosophy

Abstract

The Encyclopédie was one of the most important publications during the Enlightenment period in France. The publication of the Encyclopédie helped to disseminate knowledge throughout France thereby encouraging freedom of thought. Though potentially opinionated, the articles of the Encyclopédie brought information about a wide variety of topics to a wider public than previously possible. This knowledge led to the beginning of a new era where the editors of the Encyclopédie, Diderot and d’Alembert, fostered open dialogs and the sharing of information.

Biography

Victoria Kraemer is a junior in the Engineering Management Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology graduating in May 2019. On campus she is involved with Residential Life as a Programming Resource Assistant, French Club as the Vice President, and Sig Game as Manager.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Missouri Room

Start Date

4-11-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

4-11-2017 1:30 PM

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The Encyclopédie: Impact on the French Enlightenment and Freedom of Thought

Missouri Room

The Encyclopédie was one of the most important publications during the Enlightenment period in France. The publication of the Encyclopédie helped to disseminate knowledge throughout France thereby encouraging freedom of thought. Though potentially opinionated, the articles of the Encyclopédie brought information about a wide variety of topics to a wider public than previously possible. This knowledge led to the beginning of a new era where the editors of the Encyclopédie, Diderot and d’Alembert, fostered open dialogs and the sharing of information.