Jean le Rond d'Alembert
French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher and music theorist (1717-1783)
Jean le Rond d'Alembert (16 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. He was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie.
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- Rien n'est plus incontestable que l'existence de nos sensations; ...
- Nothing is more incontestable than the existence of our sensations; ...
Quotes about Jean le Rond d'AlembertEdit
- D'Alembert was always surrounded by controversy. … he was the lightning rod which drew sparks from all the foes of the philosophes. … Unfortunately he carried this... pugnacity into his scientific research and once he had entered a controversy, he argued his cause with vigour and stubbornness. He closed his mind to the possibility that he might be wrong...
- Thomas L. Hankins (1990). Jean D'Alembert: Science and the Enlightenment. Taylor & Francis. p. 236. ISBN 2881243991.