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Nesse sentido, Neurath cita o Discours preliminaire, de d'Alembert, em que ha a apresentacao da enciclopedia francesa.
and by the d' Alembert criterion, the series [[infinity].summation over (n=1)] [y.sup.[epsilon]].sub.n] converges.
Dans son Discours Preliminaire de l'Encyclopedie, D'Alembert parle des << principaux devoirs de l'Etre tout-puissant >>, (7) mais aussi << des regles de la Morale, non pas de l'homme isole, mais de l'homme en societe avec les autres hommes >>.
An interesting aspect of this appointment is that Jordan never formally applied for the position, but instead went to Bloomington to speak on behalf of his friend, Alembert Brayton, who was a candidate for the job.
It is inspired by the 260-year-old Encyclopaedia of Diderot at D' Alembert. It concentrates on a journey though a forest to a trapdoor, a very disorientating experience in which the artists have altered the ancient illustrations with modern technology.
Vernet is usually remembered for editing the first edition of Montesquieu's De l'esprit des lois, helping to restore Rousseau to Calvinism, and corresponding and then crossing swords with D'Alembert and Voltaire: it is especially the controversy with D'Alembert surrounding the article on "Geneva" in the seventh volume of the Encyclopedie (1757), as well as a sustained conflict with Voltaire over many issues, that have secured him scholarly attention.
Hence the job of putting the Encyclopedie on-line has some intriguing parallels with the editorial work of Diderot and d' Alembert. Other essays include those by Batrice Didier on the musical articles, Roger Chartier on writing and reading in the Encyclopedie, and Jacques Proust on the spread of EncyyopMie ideas via Holland to Japan.