Voltaire champion of the french enlightenment philosophers of the enlightenment jason porterfield on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers presents the life of the french philosopher discussing his literary and philosophical writings his tumultuous relationships with some of the rulers and thinkers of his day. Voltaire champion of the french enlightenment by jason porterfield goodreads author 325 rating details 4 ratings 1 review this biography traces the development and writings of one of the most influential philosophers of the enlightenment using engaging narrative it offers the reader a look inside the world of the eighteenth . The enlightenment also known as the age of enlightenment or the age of reason was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in europe during the 18th century the century of philosophy. Franois marie darouet 1694 1778 better known by his pen name voltaire was a french writer and public activist who played a singular role in defining the eighteenth century movement called the enlightenment. Voltaires contributions to enlightenment philosophy were primarily in the form of the popularization of british ideals amongst french intellectuals and his outspoken calls to action when it came to promoting the common sense ideas of the enlightenment
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