Portable Enlightenment Reader

ISBN-10: 0140245669

ISBN-13: 9780140245660

Edition: 2002

Authors: Isaac Kramnick

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This book brings together classic works from the 18th century Age of Enlightenment, with more than 100 selections from a broad range of sources. Works by such as Kant, Diderot, Voltaire and Newton demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views.
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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Notes to Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Enlightenment Spirit: An Overview
What is Enlightenment? - Kant
The Human Mind Emerged from Barbarism - d'Alembert
"Encyclopedie" - Diderot
Definition of a Philosophe - Dumarsais
Le mariage de Figaro - Beaumarchais
The Magic Flute - Mozart
The Future Progress of the Human Mind - Condorcet
Reason and Nature
The New Science - Bacon
Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy - Newton
The New Physics - Cotes
On Bacon and Newton - Voltaire
The Rat - Buffon
The Utility of Science - Condorcet
The Organization of Scientific Research - Priestley
Letter to Joseph Priestley - Franklin
Reason and God
On Superstition and Tolerance - Bayle
A Letter Concerning Toleration - Locke
On Enthusiasm - Shaftesbury
The Argument for a Deity - Newton
A Discourse of Free-Thinking - Collins
"If there is a God . . ." - Montesquieu
Of Miracles and the Origin of Religion - Hume
Reflections on Religion - Voltaire
Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar - Rousseau
"No need of theology . . . only of reason . . ." - d'Holbach
The Progress of Superstition - Gibbon
Unitarianism - Priestley
"Religion . . . my views of it . . ." - Jefferson
"Something of my religion . . ." - Franklin
The Temple of Reason
The Age of Reason - Paine
Reason and Humanity
"I think, therefore I am . . ." - Descartes
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - Locke
New Essays on Human Understanding - Leibnitz
On Mr. Locke - Voltaire
A Treatise of Human Nature - Hume
Man a Machine - la Mettrie
Of Ideas, Their Generation and Associations - Hartley
The Philosophy of Common Sense - Reid
Treatise on the Sensations - Condillac
Some Thoughts Concerning Education - Locke
Children and Civic Education - Rousseau
Education for Civil and Active Life - Priestley
The Fable of the Bees - Mandeville
An Essay on Man - Pope
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - Cleland
Enjoyment and Tahiti - Diderot
Concerning the Moral Sense - Hutcheson
The Impartial Spectator - Smith
A Treatise on Man - Helvetius
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals - Kant
The Principle of Utility - Bentham
On Wit - Addison
Ideas of Beauty and Virtue - Hutcheson
Discourse on Style - Buffon
Of the Standard of Taste - Hume
The Sublime - Burke
On Theater and Morals - Rousseau
On Custom and Fashion - Smith
The Beautiful and Sublime - Kant
Discourse on Art - Reynolds
Reason and Society
The New Science - Vico
The Utility of History - Bolingbroke
History as Guide - Hume
On Progress - Turgot
A Critique of Progress - Rousseau
In Defense of Modernity - Voltaire
The Four-Stage Theory of Development - Smith
The Progressive Character of Human Nature - Ferguson
"How glorious, then, is the prospect . . ." - Priestley
The Perfectibility of Man - Condorcet
The Second Treatise of Civil Government - Locke
The Spirit of the Laws - Montesquieu
Political Essays - Voltaire
Discourse on the Origin of Inequality - Rousseau
The Social Contract - Rousseau
Common Sense - Paine
The American Declaration of Independence
Benevolent Despotism - Frederick the Great
Federalist No. 10 - Madison
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
The Rights of Man - Paine
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice - Godwin
The Royal Exchange - Addison
Industry and the Way to Wealth - Franklin
Of Luxury - Hume
The Physiocratic Formula - Quesnay
Economic Liberty - Turgot
The Wealth of Nations - Smith
The Severity of Criminal Laws - Montesquieu
An Essay on Crimes and Punishments - Beccaria
On Torture and Capital Punishment - Voltaire
The State of Prisons - Howard
"Cases unmeet for punishment . . ." - Bentham
Splendid Armies - Voltaire
"There never was a good war . . ." - Franklin
Perpetual Peace - Kant
Some Reflections upon Marriage - Astell
Duties of Women - Rousseau
The Fair Sex - Kant
Women, Adored and Oppressed - Paine (attr.)
"A woman . . . gossips much . . ." - Mozart
Women's Education - Macaulay
On the Equality of the Sexes - Constantia
The Rights of Woman - de Gouges
Vindication of the Rights of Woman - Wollstonecraft
"Negroes . . . naturally inferior to the whites . . ." - Hume
Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes - Woolman
The Difference between the Races - Kant
"Who are you, then, to make slaves . . ." - Diderot
"Bestial manners, stupidity, and vices . . ." - Long
African Slavery in America - Paine
Of Empires and Savages - Gibbon
On Indians and Negroes - Jefferson
"Negro" - Encyclopaedia Britannica
The End of Empire - Priestley
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