Translated by Ian Johnston, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
D'Alembert's Dream (Le Rêve D'Alembert) is the title traditionally given to three related dialogues written by Diderot in 1769 but not published until after his death. The links below are to the French texts and to a newly revised English translation of each dialogue (originally translated in 2002, revised in 2014).
Students, teachers, artists, and members of the general public may download and distribute this translation without permission and without charge. They may also freely edit the text to suit their purposes. Commercial use of the translation, however, is prohibited without permission by the translator. Please contact Ian Johnston for details.
Links to French Text
Links to English Translation