Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity / Edition 1

Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity / Edition 1

by Darrin M. McMahon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195158938

ISBN-13: 9780195158939

Pub. Date: 07/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history—the Enlightenment—as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history—the Enlightenment—as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195158939
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
973,165
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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