Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Denis Diderot and the Encyclopedie

Denis Diderot and the Encyclopédie

Humanities Professor Andrew Curran discussed the life of French enlightenment thinker Denis Diderot and the writing of the the Encyclopédie, written from 1751-1772.

Description

Humanities Professor Andrew Curran discussed the life of French enlightenment thinker Denis Diderot and the writing of the the Encyclopédie, written from 1751-1772.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe what Diderot’s Encyclopédie was and what it included.
  • How did Diderot’s Encyclopédie reflect the enlightenment ideas about knowledge and religion developing at the time?
  • Why was Diderot’s Encyclopédie controversial at the time?
  • Describe the process in which Diderot created the Encyclopédie.

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Atheist
    • Cudgel
    • Denis Diderot
    • Encyclopédie
    • Enlightenment
    • Jesuit
    • Polemical
    • Polymath
    • Rousseau

    Topics

    World History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity