Philosophers and Pamphleteers: Political Theorists of the Enlightenment

Philosophers and Pamphleteers: Political Theorists of the Enlightenment

by Maurice William Cranston
     
 

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This volume discusses in turn the ideas of six leading thinkers of the French Enlightenment: Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Holbach, and Condorcet. A general introduction surveys the political theories of the Enlightenment, setting them in the context of the political realities of 18th-century France. The first book of its kind on the subject,

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This volume discusses in turn the ideas of six leading thinkers of the French Enlightenment: Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Holbach, and Condorcet. A general introduction surveys the political theories of the Enlightenment, setting them in the context of the political realities of 18th-century France. The first book of its kind on the subject, Philosopher and Pamphleteers brings a welcome, new perspective to the study of French political thought during a fascinating historical era.

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ISBN-13:
9780192192080
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/04/1986
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x 0.00(d)

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