Hal and Mickey are founders of the Encyclopaedists
of Capital Hill, a tongue-in-cheek arts collective which puts on pop-up exhibitions largely as a means of picking up women.
Indeed, an edited book is hard to review at the best of times (which, of course, is why journal editors often find it difficult to recruit scholars to review them), but it becomes very nearly impossible when its canvas spans 400 years and its content relates to disciplines that range from nascent actuarial mathematics to Victorian mathematical physics, from mediaeval theology to the world view of the encyclopaedists
, and from early probability theory to the highbrow stochastic world of Bachelier.
Other works compare Tolstoy's worldview to other thinkers and artists: Chekhov, Leontiev, Shevchenko, Immanuel Kant, Dickens, Tyndall, the French Encyclopaedists
, the Christian school of Dosis in Japan, and Indian philosophers.
The absorption of history into the rhythm of nature had already led the encyclopaedists
, in particular, to ground historical chronology on a new scientific basis, with the help of records of astronomical phenomena.
La transposition de l'autobiographie' brings together themes in his poetry, journal, and fiction; 'La curiosite encyclopedique' links his changing views on the subject with the fictional encyclopaedists
of Bouvard et Pecuchet, La Nausee, and his own Les Enfants du limon; 'La curiosite de l'homme' considers the varying motivations of novelist figures (Pierre Le Grand in Le Chiendent, Sally Mara, the four writers in Le Vol d'Icare); and 'Le jeu' expands on the multiple senses of another key Queneau term, covering, for instance, conjuring, tierce, billiards, pinball, plays on words, and plays on literary form.
Burchell worked out an inventory of the built-up spaces of Rio de Janeiro, in the manner of encyclopaedists
, revealing his profile as artist-scientist.
The first was the comparatively new stress upon equality and human rights generated by the French writers of the Enlightenment--Rousseau, Diderot, and the other Encyclopaedists
They are the colors of a liberty that came to flower almost simultaneously among you and among us, in the eighteenth century, when our two peoples shared their experiences and we gave you our Encyclopaedists
and you gave us the example of the Republic and of popular courage in the struggle for freedom.
Should one espouse the Contractarianism of the British Constitution since 1689, of Hobbes and Locke, or the ideas of the salons and the encyclopaedists
before the French Revolution of 1789, or of Tom Paine and Thomas Jefferson before the American Revolution and the Constitution of 1787?
During the Enlightenment period, which is sometimes dubbed the Age of Classification, encyclopaedists
aften proclaimed that they were eradicating the boundaries drawn on older maps of knowledge in favour of creating new and unexplored territories.
In a series of heavily (and helpfully) sectionalized chapters that move from Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics through the Church Fathers, Late Antique commentators, early medieval encyclopaedists
to the Carolingian mission and finally to pre-Conquest England, Irvine works to show that grammatica is not a self-contained body of knowledge but what he terms a 'constitutive discipline', the primary shaper of a culture that is essentially textual (characterized by the dominance of the written) and of a literate subjectivity.
He is one of the last of the encyclopaedists
, contemptuous of the hyperspecialization of modern academics, and determined to know everything about everything.
Two of the best known leaders were the Encyclopaedists
, Diderot and d'Alembert.
This would be the antithesis of the two-thousand-year Christian era which he believed had culminated politically in a movement founded on Hobbes and popularized by the Encyclopaedists
and the French Revolution, and which, having exhausted itself, was useless for centuries to come.
Its readers should, I think, be told that he had some thoughts of adding to it a few sentences about the influence exercised by Hobbes on later philosophers, the French Encyclopaedists
and the English Utilitarians, and that he gave me some notes, by the aid of which this addition might have been made.