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    Francois-Marie Arouet was born in 1694 and died in 1774, both in Paris, France. As a young man he attended the Jesuit college Louis-le-Grand, and though he became trained in law, he nurtured a love...

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    Voltaire lived from 1694 through 1778, and thus lived entirely under the "ancien régime", the monarchy established in the Middle Ages that was not overthrown until the French Revolution of 1789,...

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    François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), better known by his pen name Voltaire, was considered a leading figure of the European Enlightenment. Much of his writing was satirical, and there were many...

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    Voltaire's approach to education and child rearing was a consequence of a wider philosophical system, which in many ways opposed traditional modes of thought and habits common in the France of his...

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    Personally, Voltaire adhered for most of his adult life to a rationalist religious worldview that would be best described as deistic. He did not believe in many of the core tenets of Catholicism,...

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    I think that the fundamental issue in Voltaire's support speaks to the idea that established authority can be wrong at moments, and their exercise of power in such instances has to be deemed as...

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    While there are many different literary examples which relate to Voltaire's quote, "it is dangerous to be right in matters, about which the established authorities are wrong." The first quote which...

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    Voltaire was zealous in his defense of individual rights and personal liberties. Government's construction would have to be with these entitlements in mind. His entire literary and professional...

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    This statement is correct if it refers to areas in which the established authorities are more interested in retaining their power than they are in finding truth. In such cases, the authorities...

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    Parody is often an element of satire, so it is not necessary to separate the two, but I've done so to help with your question. Satire--Voltaire's Candide is an effective example of classical...

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