The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

by Anthony Gottlieb

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ISBN-13: 9781631492969
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 260,933
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Anthony Gottlieb was the executive editor of the Economist from 1984 until 2006. He studied philosophy at Cambridge University and University College, London, and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University. He has written articles and book reviews for the New York Times. He is a visiting scholar at New York University and a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.


Anthony Gottlieb was the executive editor of the Economist from 1984 until 2006. He studied philosophy at Cambridge University and University College, London, and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University. He has written articles and book reviews for the New York Times. He is a visiting scholar at New York University and a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Kingdome of Darknesse ix

Chronological Chart xii

1 Starting Afresh: Descartes 1

2 The Monster of Malmesbury: Hobbes 36

3 A Breeze of the Future: Spinoza 85

4 Philosophy for the British: Locke 113

5 An Interlude on a Comet: Bayle 156

6 The Best of All Possible Compromises: Leibniz 163

7 A Treatise of Animal Nature: Hume 196

8 What Has the Enlightenment Ever Done for Us? Voltaire, Rousseau and the Philosophies 232

Notes 245

Suggestions for Further Reading 281

Acknowledgements 283

Index 285

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