But it was by his Nouveaux Dialogues des morts (1683) that Fontenelle established a genuine claim to high literary rank; and that claim was enhanced three years later by the appearance of the Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes (1686), a work which was among the very first to illustrate the possibility of being scientific without being either uninteresting or unintelligible to the ordinary reader.
Shipton, 1699); several polemical works against Arnauld from 1684 to 1688; Entretiens sur la metaphysique et sur la religion (1688); Traite.
de l'amour de Dieu (1697); Entretiens d'un philosophe chretien et d'un philosophe chinois sur l'existence et la nature de Dieu (1708); Reflexions sur la promotion physique (1715).
Daniel also wrote a by no means successful reply to Pascal's Provincial Letters, entitled Entretiens de Cleanthe provinciales (1694); two treatises on the Cartesian theory as to the intelligence of the lower animals, and other works.
L'Almanach du Pere Gerard was reprinted under the title of Etrennes aux amis de la Constitution francaise, ou entretiens du Pere Gerard avec ses concitoyens (Paris, 1792).
In 1846 he published his Entretiens de village, which procured him the Montyon prize, and of which six editions were called for the same year.
Prat, Les Derniers entretiens de Charles Renouvier (1904); M.
Paul Adam and Bernard Lazare, in the pages of a periodical entitled Entretiens politiques et litteraires (1890-92).
The following is a list of his principal works: - Traite d'optique sur la gradation de la lumiere (1729 and 1760); Entretiens sur la cause d'inclinaison des orbites des planetes (1734); Traite de navire, &c. (1746, 4to); La Figure de la terre determinee,.
Besides the works which we have named, there were published posthumously his Entretiens, i.e.
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