In search of humanity; the role of the Enlightenment in modern history.


New York G. Braziller, 1960.

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Subjects Dix-huitième siècle.
Enlightenment.
Europa -- Vida intelectual.
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Europe -- Vie intellectuelle.
Europe.
Ideeëngeschiedenis.
Iluminismo.
Intellectual life.
Siècle des lumières.
Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Description 254 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1960.
Contents Introduction. The problem of the twentieth century ; The decline of political theory -- The foundations of the Enlightenment. The rise of modern science ; Cartesianism ; Scepticism ; The rise of toleration ; Locke's theory of knowledge ; The problem of good and evil ; The rise of political liberalism ; Montesquieu and the rule of law ; The historiography of the Enlightenment -- The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. Materialism ; Voltaire and the war on religion ; The French utilitarians ; Hume and philosophic sceptism ; Diderot : science and morals ; Rousseau ; The politics of the Enlightenment -- The frustration of the Enlightenment. The wars of the French Revolution ; The rise of nationalism ; The idea of sovereignty ; Idealism and pessimism -- Conclusion. The moral crisis of the twentieth century ; The restoration of moral and political theory.
Geographic Area Europe
Network Numbers (OCoLC)265316
(OCoLC)ocm00265316
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WorldCat Identities Cobban, Alfred.
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