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This Is Enlightenment

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ISBN-10: 0226761487

ISBN-13: 9780226761480

Edition: 2010

Authors: Clifford Siskin, William Warner

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Debates about the nature of the Enlightenment date to the eighteenth century, when Imanual Kant himself addressed the question, "What is Enlightenment?" The contributors to this ambitious book offer a paradigm-shifting answer to that now-famous query: Enlightenment is an event in the history of mediation. Enlightenment, they argue, needs to be engaged within the newly broad sense of mediation introduced herenot only oral, visual, written, and printed media, but everything that intervenes, enables, supplements, or is simply in between. With essays addressing infrastructure and genres, associational practices and protocols, this volume establishes mediation as the condition of possibility for enlightenment. In so doing, it not only answers Kant's query; it also poses its own broader question: how would foregrounding mediation change the kinds and areas of inquiry in our own epoch?This Is Enlightenmentis a landmark volumewith the polemical force and archival depth to start a conversation that extends across the disciplines that the Enlightenment itself first configured.
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

This Is Enlightenment: An Invitation in the Form of an Argument
Mediation: A Concept In History
Enlightening Mediation
Where Were the Media before the Media? Mediating the World at the Time of Condillac and Linnaeus
Mediation and the Division of Labor
Transmitting Liberty: The Boston Committee of Correspondence's Revolutionary Experiments in Enlightenment Mediation
Modes and Codes: Samuel F.B. Morse and the Question of Electronic Writing
Enlightenment: Evidence and Events
Mediating Information, 1450–1800
Mediated Enlightenment: The System of the World
Romanticism, Enlightenment, and Mediation: The Case of the Inner Stranger
The Present of Enlightenment: Temporality and Mediation in Kant, Foucault, and Jean Paul
The Strange Light of Postcolonial Enlightenment: Mediatic Form and Publicity in India
proliferation: Mediation And Print
Mediating Media Past and Present: Toward a Genealogy of “Print Culture” and “Oral Tradition”
Mediating Antiquarians in Britain, 1760–1830: The Invention of Oral Tradition, or, Close Reading before Coleridge
Mediating le philosophe: Diderot's Strategic Self-Representations
Novel Knowledge: Judgment, Experience, Experiment
The Piratical Enlightenment
Effects: Emergent Practices
Financing Enlightenment, Part One: Money Matters
Financing Enlightenment, Part Two: Extraordinary Expenditure
“The Horrifying Ties, from which the Public Order Originates”: The Police in Schiller and Mercier
The Preacher's Footing
Mediation as Primal Word: The Arts, the Sciences, and the Origins of the Aesthetic
List of Contributors