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    The present article intends at shedding some light on how Voltaire's Candide enacts its criticism of the Leibnizian system. In order to do that, we shall follow different paths.  Firstly, we will consider a brief history of the problem of evil, especially the Bayle and Leibniz debate on it. Secondly, we shall briefly refer to Voltaire's metaphysics of evil. The almost forty years he dedicated to the question are not monotonous, they are constituted of variations, approximations and criticisms on…Read more
  •  13
    Voltaire et le scepticisme
    Philosophiques 35 (1): 261-274. 2008.
    Cet article possède un caractère programmatique et anticipe en partie un travail plus substantiel dont le but sera de contribuer tant aux études portant sur l’histoire du scepticisme moderne qu’à celles touchant à la pensée des Lumières en général, et à celle de Voltaire en particulier. Dans le cadre d’analyse qui est ici le nôtre, il s’agit avant tout d’analyser brièvement certains points de rapprochement et de divergence entre Voltaire et la pensée sceptique. Nous nous contenterons ici de poin…Read more
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    Réflexions sur la correspondance entre D’Alembert et Voltaire
    Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 93 (1): 45. 2017.
  • Book Review (review)
    Cadernos de Ética E Filosofia Política 6 141-148. 2005.
    O texto que segue foi escrito, provavelmente, em 1764 quando do grande entusiasmo de Voltaire pela princesa da Rússia, Catarina II. A grande princesa que encantou os philosophes, como Diderot que a ela legou sua biblioteca, parecia possuir as qualidades para realização do ideal do governante esclarecido. Frustrado anteriormente com a experiência alemã, Voltaire encontrava em Catarina algumas das qualidades que identificara em Frederico II. Publicado em 1765 nas Mélanges, este “opúsculo dos prime…Read more
  • Editorial
    Doispontos 9 (3). 2012.
  • Cassirer and sartre on enlightenment
    with Vinicius de Figueiredo
    Kriterion: Journal of Philosophy 2. 2006.
    This paper aims at shedding some light on the Eighteenth-Century aesthetics. After examing two classical interpretations - Cassirer e Sartre - concerning this subject, I argue that both authors shares a common analitical pressuposition. My main purpose is to show that without taking account of the the relationship between author and public, we cannot understand some esential characteristics of the literature in the Enlightenment.