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The Enlightenment : and why it still matters

Author: Anthony Pagden
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An assessment of the Enlightenment period as an influential intellectual movement reveals how it laid the foundation of today's government, philosophy, science and society, noting the pivotal contributions of scholars ranging from Hume and Diderot to Voltaire and Rousseau.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Pagden
ISBN: 9781400060689 1400060680 9780679645313 0679645314
OCLC Number: 826456601
Description: xx, 501 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is Enlightenment? --
All coherence gone --
Bringing pity back in --
The fatherless world --
The science of man --
Discovering man in nature --
The defense of civilization --
The great society of mankind --
The vast commonwealth of nature --
Enlightenment and its enemies.
Responsibility: Anthony Pagden.

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An assessment of the Enlightenment period as an influential intellectual movement reveals how it laid the foundation of today's government, philosophy, science and society, noting the pivotal contributions of scholars ranging from Hume and Diderot to Voltaire and Rousseau.

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