Jackson, Dianah Leigh. "Bodies of
Enlightenment in Diderot's ." , edited by Thomas J. Schoenberg and Lawrence J. Trudeau, vol. 126, Gale, 2006.
https://go.gale.com/ps/i.do?p=LitRC&id=GALE|H1420072043&v=2.1&it=r&sid=summon. Originally published in , vol. 16, no. 1, 1998, pp. 42-72.
Jackson claims that the Encyclopédie, as well-planned and far-reaching as it is and was, serves as a gateway into understanding the French Enlightenment; in other words, it contains general opinions, practices, and criticisms that open up the world of the Enlightenment as a whole. Attempting to answer the question “How to see the Enlightenment?”, Jackson analyzes the language of the Encyclopédie and how scientific inquiry mixed with vocabulary involving sight and vision relate to sensory experiences of the Enlightenment. She discusses specific word usage and focuses on the influence of “lumen” and “luxe” in Diderot’s discourse. Using articles on the anatomical body, Jackson aims to determine a character for the Enlightenment and states that the symbol of light (illustrating discovery) mixed with an emphasis on other senses represents the Enlightenment as an age of scientific reasoning and philosophical research.
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