The Works of Voltaire, Vol. VII (Philosophical Dictionary Part 5) 
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Volume 5 of the
Philosophical Dictionary with entries from “Property” to the “Zoroaster.” The Philosophical Dictionary first appeared in 1764 in a “pocket edition” designed to be carried about one’s person. It consists of a series of short essays on a variety of topics all of which are tied together as examples of Voltaire’s withering criticism of “the infamous thing” – examples of tyranny and persecution by a privileged orthodoxy in Church and State of those individuals who disagree. Copyright information:
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Table of Contents:
The WORKS of VOLTAIRE
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY Vol. VII — Part I
LIST OF PLATES
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY.
Of the Antiquity of Purgatory.
Of the Origin of Purgatory.
QUACK (OR CHARLATAN).
Of the Quackery of Sciences and of Literature.
Dialogue of a Page of the Duke of Sully, and of Master Filesac, Doctor of the Sorbonne, one of the two Confessors of Ravaillac.
REASONABLE, OR RIGHT.
Questions on Religion.
Resurrection of the Ancients.
Resurrection of the Moderns.
CANONICAL RIGHTS—OR LAW.
General Idea of the Rights of the Church or Canon Law, by M. Bertrand, Heretofore First Pastor of the Church of Berne.
Of the Ecclesiastical Ministry.
Of the Possessions of Ecclesiastics.
Of Ecclesiastical or Religious Assemblies.
On Ecclesiastical Penalties.
Of the Superintendence of Doctrine.
Superintendence of the Magistracy Over the Administration of the Sacraments.
Dispensations in Relation to Marriage.
ROME (COURT OF).
On Natural Liberty.
SENTENCES OF DEATH.
Questions on Singing, Music, Modulation, Gesticulation, etc.
Serfs of the Body, Serfs of the Glebe, Mainmort, etc.
SLEEPERS (THE SEVEN).
SLOW BELLIES (VENTRES PARESSEUX).
SOCIETY (ROYAL) OF LONDON, AND ACADEMIES.
SOMNAMBULISTS AND DREAMERS.
Letter on Dreams to the Editor of the Literary Gazette, August, 1764.
Locke’s Doubts concerning the Soul.
On the Souls of Beasts, and on Some Empty Ideas.
On the Soul, and on our Ignorance.
Warburton’s Paradox on the Immortality of the Soul.
On the Need of Revelation.
Souls of Fools and Monsters.
Different Opinions Criticised—Apology for Locke.
On the Antiquity of the Dogma of the Immortality of the Soul—A Fragment.
STAGE (POLICE OF THE).
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY Vol. VII—Part II
LIST OF PLATES
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY.
VARIOUS STYLES DISTINGUISHED.
Coldness of Style.
On Corruption of Style.
Speech Addressed to the King (Louis XV.) by M. le Camus, First President of the Court of Aids.
“Surprising Account of the Visible and Miraculous Appearance of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar; which was worked by the Almighty Power of God in the Parish Church of Paimpole, near Tréguier, in Lower Brittany, on Twelfth-day.
“Copy of the Letter Found Upon the Altar, at the Time of the Miraculous Appearance of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar, on Twelfth-day, 1771.
A Fresh Instance of the Most Horrible Superstition.
Drawn from Cicero, Seneca, and Plutarch.
SYMBOL, OR CREDO.
TABOR, OR THABOR.
Of National Taste.
On the Taste of Connoisseurs.
Rarity of Men of Taste.
Government of God or Gods.
EXPLANATION OF THE TRINITY, ACCORDING TO ABAUZIT.
“Opinion of the Orthodox.
“Opinion of the Unitarians.
“Opinion of the Socinians.
“Reflections on the First Opinion.
“Reflections on the Second Opinion.
“Reflections on the Third Opinion.
Of the Degrees of Truth, According to Which the Accused are Judged.
Contemptible Customs do not Always Imply a Contemptible Nation.
A Small Town of Umbria, Nine Leagues from Rome; and, Incidentally, of the Divinity of Augustus.
And, Incidentally, of Liberty.
Forbidden Viands, Dangerous Viands.—A short Examination of Jewish and Christian Precepts, and of those of the Ancient Philosophers.
VISION OF CONSTANTINE.
VOYAGE OF ST. PETER TO ROME.
WEAKNESS ON BOTH SIDES.
WIT, SPIRIT, INTELLECT.
Crooked or Distorted Intellect.
Physical and Moral.
Of the Polygamy Allowed by Certain Popes and Reformers.
End of the Reflections on Polygamy.
Reply of the German.
AND THE RETREAT OF THE TEN THOUSAND.
DECLARATION OF THE AMATEURS, INQUIRERS, AND DOUBTERS,
WHO HAVE AMUSED THEMSELVES WITH PROPOSING TO THE LEARNED THE PRECEDING QUESTIONS IN THESE VOLUMES.