During the help of a mathematician named Jean Le

During the mid 1700s the Second Carnatic War was being fought between Britain, France, the Marathas, and Mysore in India. A few years early in 1744 the French attempted to restart the Jacobite rebellion against Great Britain and Ireland but failed. While these squabbles between France and Britain were the leading events in history during this time, there was a man named Denis Diderot who resided in France. There, in France, is where he first began to create an impact on the world we know today. Although many of Diderot’s publishings went against common ideas and beliefs that were prominent during those times he was still able to support and change the world for the better in rights for disabled people, offering more access to the already existing cyclopædia, and also created many works which expanded on human rights.In 1745 a publisher named Andre Le Breton came to Diderot with an idea to translate the Cyclopædia, a universal dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled and edited by Ephraim Chambers, an English encyclopædist who originally declined the invitation in 1739 to publish a French translation. Diderot decided to task himself with the project with the help of a mathematician named Jean Le Rond d’Alembert. After 24 years of work the new Encyclopédie was finally completed. The publication of of the Encyclopédie was a major achievement in the French Enlightenment. Diderot’s goal of creating this Encyclopédie was to “change the common way of thinking” through knowledge and discovery. This new form of knowledge changed the world forever. It changed the way society was organized and the idea that everyone should have access to knowledge. That knowledge should be looked upon as a source of enlightenment.While the creation of the Encyclopédie was still beginning in 1749, Diderot published his first major work, An Essay on Blindness, which proposed the idea of teaching the blind how to read through sense of touch.

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