The Enlightenment. Edited by Frank E. Manuel.

Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1965] .

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Subjects Enlightenment.
Siècle des lumières.
Series Sources of civilization in the West.
Description viii, 184 pages 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1965]
Summary This collection brings together the moral, social, and political ideas of the great eighteenth-century thinkers at the height of their influence. Included here are Voltaire's popularization of Newton's scientific worldview, Hume's anatomy of the origins of religion, Rousseau on education and the "natural man," Diderot in dialogue with literature's first "alienated man," Kant on universal peace, and Condorcet on the idea of progress.
Contents Science in England / Voltaire -- The folly of vain learning / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- Freedom to reason / Immanuel Kant -- The origins of religion / David Hume -- The religion of feeling / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- The priestly religion / Paul Heinrich Dietrich, Baron d'Holbach -- A lesson in religious toleration / Gotthold Ephraim Lessing -- Concerning the moral sense / Francis Hutcheson -- Moral sense denied / Claude Adrien Helvétius -- The system of materialism / Julien Offray de la Mettrie -- The alienated man / Denis Diderot -- The innocent and the corrupt / Denis Diderot -- Liberty of the constitution and of the subject / Montesquieu -- Laws for a communist society / Morelly -- The origin of the social compact / Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- The scale of punishments / Cesare Bonesana, Marchese di Beccaria -- The execution of a criminal / Louis Sébastien Mercier -- Lessons of history / Edward Gibbon -- The tenacity of national genius / Johann Gottfried von Herder -- Definitive articles of peace / Immanuel Kant -- Future progress of mankind / Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)325090
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WorldCat Identities Manuel, Frank Edward.
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