The Super-enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much


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The Super-enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much - Edelstein, Dan (Editor)
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Historians of eighteenth-century thought have implied a clear distinction between mystical or occult writing, often termed `illuminist', and better-known forms of Enlightenment thinking and culture. But where are the boundaries of `enlightened' human understanding? This is the question posed by contributors to this volume, who put forward a completely new way of configuring these seemingly antithetical currents of thought, and identify a grey area that binds the two, a `Super-Enlightenment'. Through articles exploring the ...

The Super-Enlightenment: Daring to Know Too Much 2010, Voltaire Foundation, Liverpool

ISBN-13: 9780729409902

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