Diderot was the founder and editor of the Encyclopedie , a novelist, a philosopher and an active proponent of democratic ideals. His Letter on the Blind for Use by the Sighted is essential reading for those who are interested in Enlightenment philosophy. This title presents a reading and translation of Diderot's Letter on the Blind .
Kate E. Tunstall is University Lecturer in French at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Worcestor College. She is Programme Director of Oxford's Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment and is on the Board of Directors of the Oxford Amnesty Lectures. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle and Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University. She is the editor of the forthcoming Self-Evident Truths?: Human Rights and the Enlightenment. She co-wrote and co-presented (with Caroline Warman) a series of BBC radio programmes on Diderot.