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117 example sentences with  d'alembert

117 example sentences with d'alembert

The witty Prince de Ligne, the handsome Comte de Vaudreuil, the clever M. de Boufflers, and his step-son, M. de Sabran, with such men as Diderot, d'Alembert, Marmontel, and Laharpe, were the original habitués of Mme.

Diderot, D'Alembert, and others were bold unbelievers, and did not veil their hostilities under a weak disguise.

There are also Finite Differences and their Calculus, Figure of the Earth (force to the center), various Attractions (some evidently referring to Maclaurin's), Integrals, Conic Sections, Kepler's Problem, Analytical Geometry, D'Alembert's Theorem, Spherical Aberration, Rotations round three axes (apparently I had been reading Euler), Floating bodies, Evolute of Ellipse, Newton's treatment of the Moon's Variation.

Bacon, Descartes and Locke made their way extremely slowly and only after a long time; as the reader may see by d'Alembert's celebrated Preface to the Encyclopedia.

Lettre à d'Alembert, Note xx.] No one who sees at all below the surface can have failed to remark the same thing.

D'Alembert, in an extremely fine description of the temple of literary fame, remarks that the sanctuary of the temple is inhabited by the great dead, who during their life had no place there, and by a very few living persons, who are nearly all ejected on their death.

Johnson, it seems, differed from Boileau, Voltaire, and D'Alembert, who had taken upon them to proscribe all modern efforts to write with elegance in a dead language.

Fontenelle, D'Alembert, and monsieur Thomas, have left models in this kind of composition.

This division of Bacon was still retained by D'Alembert in his preliminary discourse to the Encyclopédie.]

While the Encyclopedia, the herald of the Illumination, begun in 1751, is advancing to its completion (1772, or rather 1780), Condillac (1754) and Bonnet (1755) develop theoretical sensationalism, and Helvetius (On Mind, 1758; in the same year, D'Alembert's Elements of Philosophy) practical sensationalism.

The morality of enlightened self-love or "intelligent self-interest" appears in a milder form in Maupertuis (Works, 1752), and Frederick the Great, to the latter of whom D'Alembert objected by letter that interest could never generate the sense of duty and reverence for the law.

Among the editors of the Encyclopedia, the mathematician D'Alembert (Elements of Philosophy, 1758) remained loyal to skeptical views.

As Diderot (1713-84), and the Encyclopedia with him, advanced from skepticism to materialism, D'Alembert retired from the editorial board (1757), after Rousseau, also, had separated himself from the Encyclopedists.

Under the influence of Holbach's circle he finally reached (in the Conversation between D'Alembert and Diderot, and D'Alembert's Dream, written in 1769, but not published until 1830, in vol.

Under the influence of Holbach's circle he finally reached (in the Conversation between D'Alembert and Diderot, and D'Alembert's Dream, written in 1769, but not published until 1830, in vol.

"Science would decide for D'Alembert, Nature [would] say Buffon; Wit and Taste [would] present Voltaire; and Sentiment plead for Rousseau; but Genius and Humanity cry out for De l'Epee, and him I call the best and greatest of human creatures.

All we know of his earlier years is to be found in a single sparkling page of d'Alembert, who makes Moncrif float out of obscurity like the most elegant of iridescent bubbles.

D'ALEMBERT, ii. 54, n. 3.

aucun génie (Lettre à d'Alembert, note xx.).

"Everybody," observed D'Alembert, expressing by that cruel saying the violence of public feeling against the condemned, "everybody, except the hangman, has a right to kill Lally."

"At Paris," wrote D'Alembert to Voltaire, "everybody's head is turned about the King of Prussia; five months ago he was trailed in the mire.

"The Parliaments fancy they are serving religion by this measure," wrote D'Alembert to Voltaire, "but they are serving reason without any notion of it; they are the, executioners on behalf of philosophy, whose orders they are executing without knowing it."

Only a detachment of French, under the orders of Brigadier Choisi, still defended the fort of Cracow; General Suwarrow, who was investing it, forced them to capitulate; they obtained all the honors of war, but in vain was the Empress Catherine urged by D'Alembert and his friends the philosophers to restore their freedom to the glorious vanquished; she replied to them with pleasantries.

It was in vain that the King of Prussia sought to turn into a joke the unscrupulous manoeuvres of his diplomacy when he wrote to D'Alembert in January, 1772, "I would rather undertake to put the whole history of the Jews into madrigals than to cause to be of one mind three sovereigns amongst whom must be numbered two women."

He had taken the communion at Colmar, to soften down the Jesuits; he had conformed to the rules of the convent of Senones, when he took refuge with Dom Calmet; at Delices he worked at the Encyclopcedia, which was then being commenced by D'Alembert and Diderot, taking upon himself in preference the religious articles, and not sparing the creed of his neighbors, the pastors of Geneva, any more than that of the Catholic church.

"I assure you that my friends and I will lead them a fine dance; they shall drink the cup to the very lees," wrote Voltaire to D'Alembert.

"I am told," writes Voltaire to D'Alembert, "that they said at their examination that they had been led on to the act of madness they committed by the works of the Encyclopaedists.

Won over by his enthusiasm, D'Alembert consented to share the task; and he wrote the beautiful exposition in the introduction.

"You admit articles worthy of the Trevoux journal," he said to D'Alembert.

" Feeble governments are ill served even by their worthiest servants; the severities ordered against the Encyclopaedia did not stop its publication; D'Alembert, however, weary of the struggle, had ceased to take part in the editorship.

gave D'Alembert a pension; it had but lately been Louis XIV.

made the same offers, asking D'Alembert, besides, to take charge of the education of her son.

D'Alembert declined the education of the hereditary Grand Duke, just as he had declined the presidency of the Academy at Berlin; an infidel and almost a materialist by the geometer's rule, who knows no power but the laws of mathematics, he did not carry into anti-religious strife the bitterness of Voltaire, or the violence of Diderot.

More and more absorbed by pure science, which he never neglected save for the French Academy, whose perpetual secretary he had become, D'Alembert left to Diderot alone the care of continuing the Encyclopaedia.

Some of Buffon's theories have been disputed by his successors' science; as D'Alembert said of Descartes: "If he was mistaken about the laws of motion, he was the first to divine that there must be some."

(See D'Alembert's Apology for Clermont Tonnerre.)

She had been the mistress of Dubois, and was the mother of D'Alembert.]

Lord Brougham makes D'Alembert and not Diderot the subject of this anecdote.

D'ALEMBERT, a French philosopher, devoted to science, and especially to mathematics; along with Diderot established the celebrated "Encyclopédie," wrote the Preliminary Discourse, and contributed largely to its columns, editing the mathematical portion of it; trained to quiet and frugality, was indifferent to wealth and honour, and a very saint of science; no earthly bribe could tear him away from his chosen path of life (1717-1783).

ELOGE, a discourse in panegyric of some illustrious person deceased, in which composition Fontenelle took the lead, and in which he was followed by D'Alembert, Condorcet, Flourens, and others.

ENCYCLOPÉDIE, a French encyclopædia consisting of 28 vols., to which a supplement of 5 vols. was added; edited by D'Alembert and Diderot; contributed to by a number of the eminent savants of France, and issued in 1751-1777, and which contributed to feed, but did nothing to allay, or even moderate, the fire of the Revolution.

JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT 1717-1783 Montesquieu (Eulogy in the 'Encyclopédie') VITTORIO ALFIERI (by L. Oscar Kuhns) 1749-1803 Scenes from 'Agamemnon' ALFONSO THE WISE 1221-1284 What Meaneth a Tyrant, and How he Useth his Power ('Las Siete Partidas') On the Turks, and Why they are So Called ('La Gran Conquista de Ultramar')

Jean le Rond D'Alembert.

From 'An Hour of My Youth.' JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT (1717-1783) [Illustration: D'ALEMBERT] Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, one of the most noted of the "Encyclopedists," a mathematician of the first order, and an eminent man of letters, was born at Paris in 1717.

From 'An Hour of My Youth.' JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT (1717-1783) [Illustration: D'ALEMBERT] Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, one of the most noted of the "Encyclopedists," a mathematician of the first order, and an eminent man of letters, was born at Paris in 1717.

From 'An Hour of My Youth.' JEAN LE ROND D'ALEMBERT (1717-1783) [Illustration: D'ALEMBERT] Jean Le Rond D'Alembert, one of the most noted of the "Encyclopedists," a mathematician of the first order, and an eminent man of letters, was born at Paris in 1717.

He was named after the place where he was found; the surname of D'Alembert being added by himself in later years.

D'Alembert wrote many and important works on physics and mathematics.

With the other French deists, D'Alembert has been attacked for his religious opinions, but with injustice.

No doubt her dislike of the Encyclopaedists and all their works was in part a matter of personal piquethe result of her famous quarrel with Mademoiselle de Lespinasse, under whose opposing banner d'Alembert and all the intellectual leaders of Parisian society had unhesitatingly ranged themselves.

There are indications that, even before it took place, the elder woman's friendship for d'Alembert was giving way under the strain of her scorn for his advanced views and her hatred of his proselytising cast of mind. '

The truth is that d'Alembert and his friends were moving, and Madame du Deffand was standing still.

The first, during which d'Alembert was pre-eminent, came to an end with the violent expulsion of Mademoiselle de Lespinasse.

Since then the family had "descended from the robe to finance," following the expression of d'Alembert.

Their pardoning him his lack of knowledge of Greek, d'Alembert cleverly ascribes to that "indulgent equity" which does not require of one's fellows that which one lacks himself.

D'Alembert relates another incident, which will serve to show that not only affectation, but also everything that seemed to him too studied, received his condemnation.

The latter was the father of her son, whom she abandoned on the steps of the church Saint-Jean-le-Rond, and who, reared by a glazier's wife, became the celebrated d'Alembert.

Geoffrin, mentions d'Alembert as "the gayest, the most animated, the most amusing in his gayety," and goes on to say that Marivaux, too, "would have liked to have this playful humour; but he had in his head an affair which constantly preoccupied him and gave him an anxious air.

The following anecdote, related by both Lesbros de la Versane and d'Alembert, goes to show how far his love of giving sometimes led him.

"and preferred unhesitatingly our writers to those of any nation, ancient or modern," says d'Alembert.

Riccoboni; but Fleury has proved quite satisfactorily that the Conclusion, which appeared in 1745, in an Amsterdam edition of Marianne, was written by one of those who, as d'Alembert says, "se sont chargés, sans qu'on les en priât, de finir les romans de M. de Marivaux, et (qui) ont eu dans cette entreprise un succès digne de leurs talents:" while a simple Continuation, written, in fact, by Mme.

To this accusation he makes reply in these words, quoted by d'Alembert: "On croit voir partout le même genre de style dans mes comédies, parce que le dialogue y est

These are the sources from which d'Alembert drew most of the matter for his Éloge, which is characterized by a kindly criticism, that, though sometimes too severe, does not offend.

D'Alembert, p. 209.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 210.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 242.

According to d'Alembert, p. 214.

[17 D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 215.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 244.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 242.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 237.

D'Alembert, Éloge, pp.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 258.

[50] See Lesbros de la Versane, p. 36, and d'Alembert, Éloge, p. 258.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 220.

[70] D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 220.

14-17, and d'Alembert, pp.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 291, note 19.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 237.

See d'Alembert, Éloge, p. 235.

D'Alembert, Éloge, note 15.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 238.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 259.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 259.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 260.

[101] See d'Alembert, Éloge, p. 229, and Collé, Journal historique, février, 1763, tome II, p. 290.

[104] D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 221.

[106] D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 222.

[109] D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 282, note 12.

[110] D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 292.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 293.] L'Ile de la Raison, La Réunion des Amours, la Dispute, Félicie, Arlequin poli par l'Amour, le Prince travesti, l'Ile des Esclaves, le Triomphe de Plutus, le Triomphe de l'Amour, la Colonie.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 329.] Consult chapter III, on les Personnages (pp.

D'Alembert, Éloge, pp.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 298, note 25.

D'Alembert, Éloge, pp.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 239.

The registers of the French Academy (see Larroumet, Marivaux, p. 629) and d'Alembert (Éloge, p. 261) assign as the date of his death February 12; but l'Abbé de La Porte, p. 10), Lesbros de la Versane (p. 40), and Collé (Journal historique, tome II, p. 288) give the date as February 11.

D'Alembert, Éloge, p. 261.

Le Breton then hired Diderot and Jean d'Alembert as the new editors.

June 2010 on P. S. de Laplace's relations with D'Alembert and Lagrange, and his early work in celestial mechanics and DEs.