This collection of essays is addressed to the legacy of Enlightenment thought, with respect to eighteenth-century notions of human nature, human rights, representative democracy or the nation-state, and with regard to the barbarism, including the Holocaust, allegedly unleashed by eighteenth-century ideals of civilization.
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About the Author
Robert Wokler is Research Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Exeter.
Table of ContentsNotes on the Contributors Editor's Preface Introduction; R.Wokler PART I: INTERPRETING ENLIGHTENMENT PRINCIPLES The Sceptical Enlightenment: Philosopher Travellers look back at Europe; U.Vogel Education Can Do All; G.Parry Kant: The Arch-enlightener; A.T.Baumeister Kant, Property and the General Will; H.Steiner Can Enlightenment Morality be Justified Teleologically? I.Carter Ganging a'gley; A.Edwards PART II: ASSESSING THE ENLIGHTENMENT ROOTS OF MODERNITY English Conservatism and Enlightenment Rationalism; I.Holliday Four Assumptions about Human Nature; N.Geras The Enlightenment, the Nation-state and the Primal Patricide of Modernity; R.Wokler Critique and Enlightenment: Michael Foucault on Was ist Aufklärung ; M.P.d'Entrèves The Enlightenment, Contractualism, and the Moral Polity; V.Bufacchi Index