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a person who compiles information for encyclopedias

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88) Precisely the same sense of the utility of creation underlies the work of the encyclopedists.
Yet the ultimate synthesis of the phenomenal and the noumenal sought by the Romantics, and anticipated by the Encyclopedists, was nearly undone by another Enlightenment figure--Immanuel Kant.
It is difficult to imagine that Madame de Pompadour was unaware of the lively intellectual discourse that raced like a wild fire beyond the essays of the Encyclopedists.
He and his fellow encyclopedists argue that if they realize their ambitious dream, they'll change the science of biology.
From antique writers (poets, historians, and philosophers) to those of the Renaissance (of which the decisive Leon L'Hebreu), and passing by the Peres de l'Eglise (Clement d'Alexandrie, Basile, and Eusebe de Cesaree, Jean Damascene, to cite but a few) and the medieval encyclopedists, Margolin lists the ensemble of writers cited by Tyard over the course of his scholarly endeavors, of which the digressions and the learned familiarity evoke Politien's Miscellanea and Eramus's Adages.
It is surprising, though, that he also gives separate sections to various Roman Catholic encyclopedists (Schmidlin, 1925; Seumois, 1952; Santos Hernandez, 1961; Ohm, 1962) but not to their Protestant counterparts (Schomerus, 1935; Holsten, 1953; Jongeneel, 1995-97).
Again, this is the author's prerogative, but naive readers should be forewarned that even encyclopedists rightfully have their own take on history and ideas.
He rejects the clear bigotry by which the encyclopedists called themselves "enlightened" and wrote off those on whose shoulders they stood as men of "the dark ages.
civil code principles as interpreted by several encyclopedists, the
The encyclopedists (Bartholomew, Vincent of Beauvais, etc.
This is why Daniels finds it appropriate to contrast his interpretation of Reid's metaphysics with the more thoroughgoing materialisms of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and the French Encyclopedists, whom he does not mention by name, but who are presumably meant to include Diderot and D'Alembert.
The very attempt to impose a new order on the world made the Encyclopedists conscious of the arbitrariness in all ordering.
Butterworth builds his argument on Diderot's definition of encyclopedia, and argues that al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes do not qualify as encyclopedists because their compositions were not intended as an educational tool for the wider public, but rather had an agenda of their own.
With the bloody horrors of the French Revolution widely blamed on the godless philosophy of Enlightenment Encyclopedists, materialism carried many dangerous connotations in Victorian Britain and was deployed frequently as a pejorative label to tarnish the reputation of scientific naturalists.