- Category : Humanities+Social-Sciences-Philosopher
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (20,22,37)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 3
French philosopher, art critic and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment, and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor and contributor to the Encyclopédie along with Jean le Rond d'Alembert.
Diderot also contributed to literature, notably with Jacques le fataliste et son maître (Jacques the Fatalist and his Master), which emulated Laurence Sterne in challenging conventions regarding novels and their structure and content, while also examining philosophical ideas about free will. Diderot is also known as the author of the dialogue Le Neveu de Rameau(Rameau's Nephew), upon which many articles and sermons about consumer desire have been based.
He died 31 Jyly 1784.