The Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers in Europe and America planted the seeds for modern liberalism, cultural humanism, science and technology, and laissez-faire Capitalism This volume brings together works from this era, with more than 100 selections from a range of sources. It includes examples by Kant, Diderot, Voltaire, Newton, Rousseau, Locke, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Paine that demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views on philosophy and epistemology as well as on political, social, and economic institutions.
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Wonderful reading for those interested in politics. A little history of the evolution of some of the terms that get kicked around on the TV might put some things in better perspective.
Contained in this book is all the essays from the Enlightenment period. Excerpts of letters and writings that the philosophes wrote at the time on their feelings, opinions, to each other, in response to contemporaries works. Very, Very difficult to get through with out background information on what was going on at the time the essay's were written.