Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Philosophers of the Enlightenment

This is the first clear and comprehensive introduction to the philosophers of the Enlightenment.

Author: Peter Gilmour

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0389209104

Category: Philosophy

Page: 183

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This is the first clear and comprehensive introduction to the philosophers of the Enlightenment. Nine contemporary specialists lead the student gently through Enlightenment thought by looking at the lives and writings of individual philosophers, such as Liebniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Kant, Voltaire and Fourier. This is an introduction to a complex subject which should become recommended reading for students of philosophy from school to university level, as well as anyone interested in Enlightenment thought. Contents: PETER GILMOUR Introduction; STUART BROWN 1. eibniz and the Fashion for Systems and Hypotheses; JOHN WILLIAMSON 2. Boyle and Locke: on Material Substance; STEPHEN CLARK 3. Soft as the Rustle of a Reed from Cloyne (Berkeley); ANGUS J. MACKAY 4. David Hume; R.F. STALLEY 5. Common Sense and Enlightenment: the Philosophy of Thomas Reid; MURRAY MACBEATH 6. Kant; CHRISTOPHER BERRY 7. Adam Smith: Commerce, Liberty and Modernity; PETER JIMACK 8. Voltaire; I.D. LLOYD-JONES 9. Charles Fourier: Faithful Pupil of the Enlightenment; Index^R
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The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

While visiting a friend's family in Cornwall during the traditional May Day celebrations, eighteen-year-old Laura becomes involved in an old family mystery concerning the disappearance of ancient heirlooms.

Author: Ernst Cassirer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691019630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 366

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While visiting a friend's family in Cornwall during the traditional May Day celebrations, eighteen-year-old Laura becomes involved in an old family mystery concerning the disappearance of ancient heirlooms.
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The Philosophy of the Enlightenment Routledge Revivals

The Philosophy of the Enlightenment  Routledge Revivals

In this reissue, originally published in English in 1973, French philosopher Lucien Goldmann turns his attention to the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, the great age of liberalism and individualism and analyses the ‘mental ...

Author: Lucien Goldmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136989629

Category: Philosophy

Page: 114

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In this reissue, originally published in English in 1973, French philosopher Lucien Goldmann turns his attention to the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, the great age of liberalism and individualism and analyses the ‘mental structures’ of the outlook of the philosophes, who showed that the ancien regime and the privileges of the Church were irrational anachronisms. In assessing the strengths and limitations of individualism, Goldmann considers the achievements and limitations of the Enlightenment. He discusses the views of Hegel and Marx and examines the relation between liberal scepticism and traditional Christianity to point the way to the possible reconciliation of the two seemingly incompatible ‘world visions’ of East and West today.
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Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures from 1977-1978.

Author: Stuart C. Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034391875

Category: Enlightenment

Page: 265

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Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures from 1977-1978.
Categories: Enlightenment

The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

The Philosophy of the Enlightenment

THE age of the Enlightenment has a peculiar interest and value for the student of the history of philosophy.

Author: John Hibben

Publisher: Jovian Press

ISBN: 9781537818962

Category: Philosophy

Page: 321

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THE age of the Enlightenment has a peculiar interest and value for the student of the history of philosophy. The philosophical output of this period is unusually rich and significant, embracing as it does the classical writings of Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Leibniz, Rousseau and Kant, and therefore may well be studied for the material which these separate contributions severally contain. But, more than this, the eighteenth-century philosophy is a period in which a great movement of thought is exhibited, and that, too, on a large and conspicuous stage. England, France, Germany form its settings. It begins with Locke and is completed in Kant. And whatever significance Kant may possess for the philosophical world to-day attaches also to this period, for this period served to open the way for the critical philosophy of the great master which is its appropriate culmination.
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Les Philosophes

Les Philosophes

Author: Norman Lewis Torrey

Publisher: Perigee Books

ISBN: IND:32000002992982

Category: Philosophy, French

Page: 287

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Categories: Philosophy, French

A History of Greek Philosophy The fifth century enlightenment

A History of Greek Philosophy  The fifth century enlightenment

The philosophy of the time was closely bound up with problems of practical living
, with views on morals and politics and the origin and purpose of organized
societies , and the biggest difficulty which it presented was that of setting limits to
the ...

Author: William Keith Chambers Guthrie

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031715413

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page:

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Categories: Philosophy, Ancient

Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment

Studies in the Philosophy of the Scottish Enlightenment

This collection of new papers on Scottish philosophy in the age of Hutcheson and Hume pays close attention to the study of context and the use of original historical sources as a key to philosophical interpretation.

Author: Michael Alexander Stewart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198249667

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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This is the first volume of the series Oxford Studies in the History of Philosophy. Each volume of the series is organized around a particular theme, and is cross-disciplinary in its approach. In this collection of substantial new studies in Scottish Philosophy in the age of Hutcheson andHume, close attention is given to the study of context and the use of original historical sources as a key to philosophical interpretation. The collection includes revolutionary research on Hume's early reading in science and religion and its impact on his philosophy.
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Democratic Enlightenment

Democratic Enlightenment

This is precisely what Jonathan Israel now does. In Democratic Enlightenment, Israel demonstrates that the Enlightenment was an essentially revolutionary process, driven by philosophical debate.

Author: Jonathan Israel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199668090

Category: History

Page: 1088

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Jonathan Israel's radical new account of the late Enlightenment highlights forgotten currents and figures. Running counter to mainstream thinking, he demonstrates how a group of philosophe-revolutionnaires provided the intellectual powerhouse of the French Revolution, and how their ideas connect with modern Western democracy.
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What is Enlightenment

What is Enlightenment

Of all philosophers, it is arguably Kant who took such questions most seriously, addressing them above all in his celebrated short essay, An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?

Author: Samuel Fleischacker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415486064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 235

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"The Enlightenment is one of the most important and contested periods in the history of philosophy. The problems it addressed, such as the proper extent of individual freedom and the challenging of tradition, resonate as much today as when they were first debated. Of all philosophers, it is arguably Kant who took such questions most seriously, addressing them above all in his celebrated short essay, An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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Catherine the Great and the French Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Catherine the Great and the French Philosophers of the Enlightenment

Professor Gorbatov also shows the effect of Catherine's interest on the higher aristocracy, writers, and emergent professional classes that was to reach a intellectual and political crisis upon the outbreak of the French Revolution, the ...

Author: Inna Gorbatov

Publisher: Academica Press,LLC

ISBN: 9781933146034

Category: Philosophy

Page: 259

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A research monograph that discusses the influence of Catherine of Russia on the leading figures of the French Enlightenment through her use of patronage, largess and political pressure. Also discusses French as the language of the Russian Court and the widespread distribution of French ideas and philosophical concepts in 18th c Russian society.
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Egyptian Yoga

Egyptian Yoga

1. EGYPTIAN YOGA: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT An original, fully illustrated work, including hieroglyphs, detailing the meaning of the Egyptian mysteries, tantric yoga, psycho-spiritual and physical exercises.

Author: Muata Ashby

Publisher:

ISBN: 1884564011

Category: History

Page: 248

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1.EGYPTIAN YOGA: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT An original, fully illustrated work, including hieroglyphs, detailing the meaning of the Egyptian mysteries, tantric yoga, psycho-spiritual and physical exercises. Egyptian Yoga is a guide to the practice of the highest spiritual philosophy which leads to absolute freedom from human misery and to immortality. It is well known by scholars that Egyptian philosophy is the basis of Western and Middle Eastern religious philosophies such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, the Kabala, and Greek philosophy, but what about Indian philosophy, Yoga and Taoism? What were the original teachings? How can they be practiced today? What is the source of pain and suffering in the world and what is the solution? Discover the deepest mysteries of the mind and universe within and outside of your self. ISBN: 1-884564-01-1
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The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

Considering its intellectual commitments, Robertson then turns to their impact on society, and the ways in which Enlightenment thinkers sought to further the goal of human betterment, by promoting economic improvement and civil and ...

Author: John Robertson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199591787

Category: History

Page: 144

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A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars and opinion-formers. To many it remains the inspiration of our commitments to the betterment of the human condition. To others, it represents the elevation of one set of European values to the world, many of whose peoples have quite different values. But what is the relationship between the historical Enlightenment and the idea of 'Enlightenment', and can these two understandings be reconciled? In this Very Short Introduction, John Robertson offers a concise historical introduction to the Enlightenment as an intellectual movement of eighteenth-century Europe. Discussing its intellectual achievements, he also explores how its supporters exploited new ways of communicating their ideas to a wider public, creating a new 'public sphere' for critical discussion of the moral, economic and political issues facing their societies. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Tragedy and Enlightenment

Tragedy and Enlightenment

Each conception of philosophy also implies a corresponding form of political
community and a corresponding relationship between them. The first community,
constructed in speech by Socrates with the help of the assembled company, is an
 ...

Author: Christopher Rocco

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520331358

Category: Drama

Page: 248

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1997.
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Radical Enlightenment

Radical Enlightenment

In this novel interpretation of the Radical Enlightenment down to La Mettie and Diderot, two of its key exponents, particular stress is placed on the pivotal role of Spinoza and the widespread underground international philosophical ...

Author: Jonathan I. Israel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191622878

Category: History

Page: 832

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Arguably the most decisive shift in the history of ideas in modern times was the complete demolition during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - in the wake of the Scientific Revolution - of traditional structures of authority, scientific thought, and belief by the new philosophy and the philosophes, culminating in Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. In this revolutionary process which effectively overthrew all justicfication for monarchy, aristocracy, and ecclesiastical power, as well as man's dominance over woman, theological dominance of education, and slavery, substituting the modern principles of equality, democracy, and universality, the Radical Enlightenment played a crucially important part. Despite the present day interest in the revolutions of the late eighteenth century, the origins and rise of the Radical Enlightenment have been astonishingly little studied doubtless largely because of its very wide international sweep and the obvious difficulty of fitting in into the restrictive conventions of 'national history' which until recently tended to dominate all historiography. The greatest obstacle to the Radical Enlightenment finding its proper place in modern historical writing is simply that it was not French, British, German, Italian, Jewish or Dutch, but all of these at the same time. In this novel interpretation of the Radical Enlightenment down to La Mettie and Diderot, two of its key exponents, particular stress is placed on the pivotal role of Spinoza and the widespread underground international philosophical movement known before 1750 as Spinozism.
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The Idea of Enlightenment

The Idea of Enlightenment

An exploration of the roots of the contemporary dissatisfaction with the modern Enlightenment. The author argues that the heralded "death of God" has been rapidly followed by the death of reason.

Author: Robert C. Bartlett

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442612914

Category: Philosophy

Page: 238

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An exploration of the roots of the contemporary dissatisfaction with the modern Enlightenment. The author argues that the heralded "death of God" has been rapidly followed by the death of reason.
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What Is Enlightenment

What Is Enlightenment

This collection contains the first English translations of a group of 18th-century German essays that address the question, "what is Enlightenment?

Author: James Schmidt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520202260

Category: History

Page: 563

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This collection contains the first English translations of a group of 18th-century German essays that address the question, "what is Enlightenment?". They explore the origins of 18th-century debate on the Enlightenment, and its significance for the present.
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Exorbitant Enlightenment

Exorbitant Enlightenment

... influential and admired poets for figures whom we now consider central to
European Enlightenment and Romanticism. For Hamann, what was most
fascinating about Young was the depth, the philosophical character, of his poetic
vision.

Author: Alexander Regier

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198827122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Exorbitant Enlightenment compels us to see eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture in new ways. This book reveals a constellation of groundbreaking pre-1790s Anglo-German relations, many of which are so radical âso exorbitantâ that they ask us to fundamentally rethink the ways we grasp literary and intellectual history, especially when it comes to Enlightenment and Romanticism. Regier presents two of the great, untold stories of the eighteenth century. The first story uncovers a forgotten Anglo-German network of thought and writing in Britain between 1700 and 1790. From this Anglo-German context emerges the second story: about a group of idiosyncratic figures and institutions, including the Moravians in 1750s London, Henry Fuseli, and Johann Caspar Lavater, as well as the two most exorbitant figures, William Blake and Johann Georg Hamann. The bookâs eight chapters show how these authors and institutions shake up common understandings of British literary and European intellectual history and offer a very different, much more counter-intuitive view of the period. Through their distinctive conceptions of language, Blake and Hamann articulate âin different yet deeply related waysâ a radical critique of instrumental thought and institutional religion. They also argue for the irreducible relation between language and the sexual body. In each case, they push against some of the most central cultural and philosophical assumptions, then and now. The book argues that, when taken seriously, these exorbitant figures allow us to uncover and revise some of our own critical orthodoxies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Toward a New Enlightenment

Toward a New Enlightenment

Many writings included here were first published in magazines and journals long unavailable. Some of the essays have never before been published. They now appear as a coherent whole for the first time.

Author: Paul Kurtz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351294386

Category: Philosophy

Page: 401

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Paul Kurtz has been the dominant voice of secular humanism over the past thirty years. This compilation of his work reveals the scope of his thinking on the basic topics of our time and his many and varied contributions to the cause of free thought. It focuses on the central issues that have concerned Kurtz throughout his career: ethics, politics, education, religion, science, and pseudoscience. The chapters are linked by a common theme: the need for a new enlightenment, one committed to the use of rationality and skepticism, but also devoted to realizing the highest values of humanist culture. Many writings included here were first published in magazines and journals long unavailable. Some of the essays have never before been published. They now appear as a coherent whole for the first time. Also included is an extensive bibliography of Kurtz's writings. Toward a New Enlightenment is essential for those who know and admire Paul Kurtz's work. It will also be an important resource for students of philosophy, political science, ethics, and religion. Among the chapters are: "Humanist Ethics: Eating the Forbidden Fruit"; "Relevance of Science to Ethics"; "Democracy without Theology"; "Misuses of Civil Disobedience"; "The Limits of Tolerance"; "Skepticism about the Paranormal: Legitimate and Illegitimate"; "Militant Atheism vs. Freedom of Conscience"; "Promethean Love: Unbound"; "The Case for Euthanasia"; and "The New Inquisition in the Schools."
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