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The Enlightenment: A Beginner's Guide
     

The Enlightenment: A Beginner's Guide

by Kieron O'Hara
 

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Blamed for the disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when, where, and what it was (and sometimes, still is). Kieron O’Hara brings to life the history, politics

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Blamed for the disasters of the 20th century: Auschwitz, globalisation, Islamic terrorism; heralded as the harbinger of reason, equality, and the end of arbitrary rule, the Enlightenment has been nothing if not divisive. To this day historians disagree over when, where, and what it was (and sometimes, still is). Kieron O’Hara brings to life the history, politics, science, religion, arts, and social life of the Enlightenment and shows how it spawned some of the brightest thinkers in the history of humankind, from the radical Rousseau to the conservative Burke. Dr Kieron O’Hara is a Senior Researcher at Southampton University, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780741536
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
12/01/2012
Series:
Beginner's Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
784,075
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Author Kieron O'Hara is Senior Research Fellow in the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group (IAM), in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton. He is currently involved in the Office of Science and Technology's Cybertrust and Crime Prevention initiative. He is the author of two books in popular science and sociology: Plato and the Internet, and Trust: From Socrates to Spin. He also co-wrote the script for best-selling computer game Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation.

Dr Kieron O’Hara is a Senior Researcher at Southampton University. He is the author of many books including Trust: From Socrates to Spin (Icon) and The Spy in the Coffee Machine (Oneworld). O'Hara lives in Nottingham, England.


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