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

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

by Louis Dupré
 

ISBN-10: 0300113463

ISBN-13: 9780300113464

Pub. Date: 11/01/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press

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]

Overview

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:
11/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
787,374
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
1.A Definition and a Provisional Justification1
2.A Different Cosmos18
3.A New Sense of Selfhood45
4.Toward a New Conception of Art78
5.The Moral Crisis112
6.The Origin of Modern Social Theories153
7.The New Science of History187
8.The Religious Crisis229
9.The Faith of the Philosophers269
10.Spiritual Continuity and Renewal312
Conclusion334
Notes341
Index383

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