The Life and Work of Voltaire Essay by mdrk916

The Life and Work of Voltaire
The life and work of the 18th century French philosopher and author, Francois-Marie Aronet, known as Voltaire.
# 53643 | 1,545 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Nov 22, 2004 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Literature (French) , Philosophy (History - 18th Century)

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This paper is primarily a biographical report of Voltaire's life and the inspiration of several of his major works, such as "Candide" and "The Philosophical Dictionary". This writing also includes some personal interpretation regarding the effects of Voltaire's unconventional philosophies during his time.

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"Voltaire's style, wit, intelligence and keen sense of justice made him one of France's greatest writers and philosophers. Voltaire was a skeptic who believed in reason, but also in the limitations of reason. He trusted it only as far as he could see it with his own eye. He lived in a time when the preaching of priests and the ruling of kings were to be accepted without question. In his writings he dared to question and examine the human condition, and to criticize and doubt political and religious beliefs."

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