Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment

Reassessing the Radical Enlightenment

by Steffen Ducheyne

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ISBN-13: 9781472451682
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/22/2017
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steffen Ducheyne is Research Professor at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the author of “The Main Business of Natural Philosophy”: Isaac Newton’s Natural-Philosophical Methodology (2012).

Table of Contents

List of figures

Notes on contributors

Introduction

Steffen Ducheyne

PART I THE BIG PICTURE

1. ‘Radical Enlightenment’ – A Game-Changing Concept

Jonathan I. Israel

2. The Radical Enlightenment: A Heavenly City with Many Mansions

Margaret C. Jacob

3. Of Radical and Moderate Enlightenment

Harvey Chisick

4. The Emergence of the ‘Radical Enlightenment’ in Humanist Scholarship

Frederik Stjernfelt

PART II ORIGINS AND FATE OF THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT, CA. 1660–1720

5. Spinoza the Radical

Nancy Levene

6. Spinoza on Natural Inequality and the Fiction of Moral Equality

Beth Lord

7. John Toland’s Origines Judaicae: Speaking for Spinoza?

Ian Leask

8. Radical Atheism: Jean Meslier in Context

Charles Devellennes

9. The Waning of the Radical Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic

Wiep van Bunge

PART III: THE RADICAL ENLIGHTENMENT IN EUROPE AND THE NEW WORLD AFTER CA. 1720

10. Less Radical Enlightenment: A Christian Wing of the French Enlightenment

Eric Palmer

11. Materialism at the University of Göttingen: Between Moderate and Radical Enlightenment

Falk Wunderlich

12. Radical Enlightenment and Revolution in Late Eighteenth-Century Ireland

Ultán Gillen

13. De Sade – An Heir to the Radical Enlightenment?

Winfried Schröder

14. Empathy, Equality, and the Radical Enlightenment

Devin Vartija

15. The Radical Enlightenment and Movements for Women’s Equality in Europe and the Americas (1715–1825)

Jennifer J. Davis

General Index

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