The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment

  • Author : Ritchie Robertson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 1008
  • ISBN-10 : 0241004837
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'The best single-volume study of the Enlightenment that we have' Literary Review The Enlightenment is one of the formative periods of Western history, yet more than 300 years after it began, it remains controversial. It is often seen as the fountainhead of modern values such as human rights, religious toleration, freedom of thought, scientific thought as an exemplary form of reasoning, and rationality and evidence-based argument. Others accuse the Enlightenment of putting forward a scientific rationality which ignores the complexity and variety of human beings, propagates shallow atheism, and aims to subjugate nature to so-called technical progress. Answering the question 'what is Enlightenment?' Kant famously urged men and women above all to 'have the courage to use your own understanding'. Robertson shows how the thinkers of the Enlightenment did just that, seeking a rounded understanding of humanity in which reason was balanced with emotion and sensibility. His book goes behind the controversies about the Enlightenment to return to its original texts and to show that above all it sought to increase human happiness in this world by promoting scientific inquiry and reasoned argument. His book overturns many received opinions - for example, that enlightenment necessarily implied hostility to religion (though it did challenge the authority traditionally assumed by the Churches). It is a master-class in 'big picture' history, about one of the foundational epochs of modern times.

The Window Seat

The Window Seat [Aminatta Forna]

  • Author : Aminatta Forna
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 0802158595
A stunning new collection of essays from the award-winning author of Happiness, The Window Seat explores border crossings both literal and philosophical, o … GET BOOK
The Theory and Practice of History

The Theory and Practice of History [Leopold von Ranke]

  • Author : Leopold von Ranke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 200
  • ISBN-10 : 113688291X
Leopold von Ranke, who was born in 1795, is considered to be one of the founders of the modern practice of writing history. This collection of his writings … GET BOOK
Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies [Robert Wokler]

  • Author : Robert Wokler
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1400842409
Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scatt … GET BOOK
The Baseball Trust

The Baseball Trust [Stuart Banner]

  • Author : Stuart Banner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0199930309
The impact of antitrust law on sports is in the news all the time, especially when there is labor conflict between players and owners, or when a team wants … GET BOOK
Machiavelli

Machiavelli [Alexander Lee]

  • Author : Alexander Lee
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 760
  • ISBN-10 : 1447275012
'A wonderfully assured and utterly riveting biography that captures not only the much-maligned Machiavelli, but also the spirit of his time and place. A mo … GET BOOK
The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture

The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture [Louis Dupre]

  • Author : Louis Dupre
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0300133685
The prestige of the Enlightenment has declined in recent years. Many consider its thinking abstract, its art and poetry uninspiring, and the assertion that … GET BOOK
Dark Matters

Dark Matters [Mara van der Lugt]

  • Author : Mara van der Lugt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 472
  • ISBN-10 : 0691226156
An intellectual history of the philosophers who grappled with the problem of evil, and the case for why pessimism still holds moral value for us today In t … GET BOOK
The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy [Anthony Gottlieb]

  • Author : Anthony Gottlieb
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 163149208X
Anthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy. We … GET BOOK
Material

Material [Nick Kary]

  • Author : Nick Kary
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1603589333
"An important book, brimming with insight."—Nicholas Evans, author of The Horse Whisperer A master craftsperson explores the ways in which working with o … GET BOOK
The Portable Enlightenment Reader

The Portable Enlightenment Reader [Various]

  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 704
  • ISBN-10 : 110112797X
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 Wester … GET BOOK
Pirating and Publishing

Pirating and Publishing [Robert Darnton]

  • Author : Robert Darnton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 0197529739
In the late-18th century, a group of publishers in what historian Robert Darnton calls the "Fertile Crescent" countries located along the French border, st … GET BOOK
The Enlightenment that Failed

The Enlightenment that Failed [Jonathan I. Israel]

  • Author : Jonathan I. Israel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1024
  • ISBN-10 : 0191058254
The Enlightenment that Failed explores the growing rift between those Enlightenment trends and initiatives that appealed exclusively to elites and those as … GET BOOK
Charitable Writing

Charitable Writing [Richard Hughes Gibson,James Edward Beitler III]

  • Author : Richard Hughes Gibson,James Edward Beitler III
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 0830854843
How might we love God and our neighbors through the task of writing? This book offers a vision for expressing one's faith through writing and for understan … GET BOOK
Adam Smith

Adam Smith [Jesse Norman]

  • Author : Jesse Norman
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0465093213
A dazzlingly original, "remarkable" account of the life and thought of legendary economist Adam Smith (Financial Times). Adam Smith (1723-1790) is now wide … GET BOOK
The Global Bourgeoisie

The Global Bourgeoisie [David Motadel,Christof Dejung,Jürgen Osterhammel]

  • Author : David Motadel,Christof Dejung,Jürgen Osterhammel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 0691189919
The first global history of the middle class While the nineteenth century has been described as the golden age of the European bourgeoisie, the emergence o … GET BOOK
John the Baptist in History and Theology

John the Baptist in History and Theology [Joel Marcus]

  • Author : Joel Marcus
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1611179017
While the Christian tradition has subordinated John the Baptist to Jesus of Nazareth, John himself would likely have disagreed with that ranking. In this e … GET BOOK
The Decline of Magic

The Decline of Magic [Michael Hunter]

  • Author : Michael Hunter
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0300249462
A new history which overturns the received wisdom that science displaced magic in Enlightenment Britain In early modern Britain, belief in prophecies, omen … GET BOOK
Sick Souls, Healthy Minds

Sick Souls, Healthy Minds [John Kaag]

  • Author : John Kaag
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0691200939
From the celebrated author of American Philosophy: A Love Story and Hiking with Nietzsche, a compelling introduction to the life-affirming philosophy of Wi … GET BOOK
Empire of the Black Sea

Empire of the Black Sea [Duane W. Roller]

  • Author : Duane W. Roller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0190887850
What is commonly called the kingdom of Pontos flourished for over two hundred years in the coastal regions of the Black Sea. At its peak in the early first … GET BOOK
Machiavelli

Machiavelli [Patrick Boucheron]

  • Author : Patrick Boucheron
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1590519531
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligne … GET BOOK
Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely [Andrew S. Curran]

  • Author : Andrew S. Curran
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 528
  • ISBN-10 : 1590516729
A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who helped build the foundations of the modern world. Denis Diderot is often associated w … GET BOOK
Fatal Discord

Fatal Discord [Michael Massing]

  • Author : Michael Massing
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 1008
  • ISBN-10 : 0062870122
A deeply textured dual biography and fascinating intellectual history that examines two of the greatest minds of European history—Desiderius Erasmus and … GET BOOK
A Revolution of the Mind

A Revolution of the Mind [Jonathan Israel]

  • Author : Jonathan Israel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 296
  • ISBN-10 : 9781400831609
Democracy, free thought and expression, religious tolerance, individual liberty, political self-determination of peoples, sexual and racial equality--these … GET BOOK
Kracauer

Kracauer [Jörg Später]

  • Author : Jörg Später
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 600
  • ISBN-10 : 1509533036
Siegfried Kracauer was one of the most important German thinkers of the twentieth century. His writings on Weimar culture, mass society, photography and fi … GET BOOK
The Getaway Car

The Getaway Car [Donald E. Westlake]

  • Author : Donald E. Westlake
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 246
  • ISBN-10 : 022612195X
“This is a book for everyone, anyone who likes mystery novels or good writing or wit and passion and intelligence.”—The New York Times Over the cours … GET BOOK
The Harz Journey and Selected Prose

The Harz Journey and Selected Prose [Heinrich Heine]

  • Author : Heinrich Heine
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 0141915625
A poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was in his lifetime equally admired for his ele … GET BOOK
The Heart of Things

The Heart of Things [Richard Holloway]

  • Author : Richard Holloway
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Reference
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1838854967
Richard Holloway is one of our most beloved public thinkers. As Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church he put principle over Churc … GET BOOK
God's Jury

God's Jury [Cullen Murphy]

  • Author : Cullen Murphy
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0547607822
“From Torquemada to Guantánamo and beyond, Cullen Murphy finds the ‘inquisitorial impulse’ alive, and only too well, in our world” (Jane Mayer, au … GET BOOK
Ontology or the Theory of Being

Ontology or the Theory of Being [P. Coffey]

  • Author : P. Coffey
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 452
  • ISBN-10 : 1620329786
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant … GET BOOK
The Boundless Sea

The Boundless Sea [David Abulafia]

  • Author : David Abulafia
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1088
  • ISBN-10 : 0141972092
WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2020 A SUNDAY TIMES, FINANCIAL TIMES, THE TIMES AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR For most of human history, th … GET BOOK
Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe

Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe [Annette F. Timm,Joshua A. Sanborn]

  • Author : Annette F. Timm,Joshua A. Sanborn
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 496
  • ISBN-10 : 1350180033
At a time when issues of gender and sexuality are as prominent as they have ever been, Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe provides an authoritati … GET BOOK
The Empress and the English Doctor

The Empress and the English Doctor [Lucy Ward]

  • Author : Lucy Ward
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0861542460
‘It is hard to imagine a more timely or important book… a must-read’ Jojo Moyes ‘A rich and wonderfully urgent work of history’ Tristram Hunt A k … GET BOOK
George III

George III [Andrew Roberts]

  • Author : Andrew Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 784
  • ISBN-10 : 0241413346
The Times Book of the Year Andrew Roberts, one of Britain's premier historians, overturns the received wisdom on George III *Winner of the General Society … GET BOOK
Celestial Aspirations

Celestial Aspirations [Philip Hardie]

  • Author : Philip Hardie
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0691233306
A unique look at how classical notions of ascent and flight preoccupied early modern British writers and artists Between the late sixteenth century and ear … GET BOOK
The Aristocracy of Talent

The Aristocracy of Talent [Adrian Wooldridge]

  • Author : Adrian Wooldridge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1510768629
Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their birth. While this initially seemed like a novel concept, … GET BOOK
Happiness or Its Absence in Art

Happiness or Its Absence in Art [William Barcham,Ronit Milano]

  • Author : William Barcham,Ronit Milano
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Art
  • Total Pages : 195
  • ISBN-10 : 1443868256
The concept of ‘happiness’ is central to most civilized cultures. This volume investigates the many ways in which Western art has visualized the concep … GET BOOK
›Katholische Aufklärung‹? – Möglichkeiten, Grenzen und Kritik eines Konzepts der Aufklärungsforschung

›Katholische Aufklärung‹? – Möglichkeiten, Grenzen und Kritik eines Konzepts der Aufklärungsforschung [Martin Mulsow]

  • Author : Martin Mulsow
  • Publisher : Felix Meiner Verlag
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 370
  • ISBN-10 : 3787342087
Was ist und zu welchem Ende studiert man ›Katholische Aufklärung‹? Die in den letzten Jahrzehnten etablierte Erforschung einer Katholischen Aufklärun … GET BOOK
Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch XLVIII, 2021

Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch XLVIII, 2021 [Lessing Society,Carl Niekerk,Gabriela Stoicea]

  • Author : Lessing Society,Carl Niekerk,Gabriela Stoicea
  • Publisher : Wallstein Verlag
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 3835347691
Das Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch 2021 »Katastrophen des 18. Jahrhunderts« befasst sich mit der Frage, wie das achtzehnte Jahrhundert auf Katastrophen bzw. k … GET BOOK
Jefferson's America, 1760–1815

Jefferson's America, 1760–1815 [Norman K. Risjord]

  • Author : Norman K. Risjord
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 1442200529
A captivating and lucid narrative of America's revolutionary generation, Jefferson's America takes the reader from the earliest rumblings of colonial disse … GET BOOK