The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture

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The prestige of the Enlightenment has declined in recent years. Many consider its thinking abstract, its art and poetry uninspiring, and the assertion that it introduced a new age of freedom and progress after centuries of darkness and superstition presumptuous. In this book, an eminent scholar of modern culture shows that the Enlightenment was a more complex phenomenon than most of its detractors and advocates assume. It includes rationalist as well as antirationalist tendencies, a critique of traditional morality and ...

The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture 2005, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300113464

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The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300100327

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