The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture / Edition 1

The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture / Edition 1

by Louis Dupre
     
 

An eminent scholar of modern culture argues that the Enlightenment—the importance of which has been vigorously debated in recent years—was a more complex phenomenon than either its detractors or advocates assume.

“Ranging as it does over art, morality, religion, science, philosophy, social theory, and a good deal besides, [Dupré’s book]

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An eminent scholar of modern culture argues that the Enlightenment—the importance of which has been vigorously debated in recent years—was a more complex phenomenon than either its detractors or advocates assume.

“Ranging as it does over art, morality, religion, science, philosophy, social theory, and a good deal besides, [Dupré’s book] is a marvel of scholarly erudition. . . . Formidably well-researched, . . . [this] would make an excellent introduction to Enlightenment ideas for the general reader.”—Terry Eagleton, Harper’s Magazine

“This immensely readable book will cause readers to rethink the Enlightenment and to see its positive aspects. It will also add crucial historical perspective to current discussions of modernity.”—Donald Verene, Emory University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300113464
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/11/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
368,238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1A definition and a provisional justification1
2A different cosmos18
3A new sense of selfhood45
4Toward a new conception of art78
5The moral crisis112
6The origin of modern social theories153
7The new science of history187
8The religious crisis229
9The faith of the philosophers269
10Spiritual continuity and renewal312
Conclusion334
Notes341
Index383

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