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Critique and Crisis Enlightenment and the Pathogenesis of Modern Society

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ISBN-10: 0262611570

ISBN-13: 9780262611572

Edition: 2000

Authors: Reinhart Koselleck

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Critique and Crisis established Reinhart Koselleck's reputation as the most important German intellectual historian of the postwar period. This first English translation of Koselleck's tour de force demonstrates a chronological breadth, a philosophical depth, and an originality which are hardly equalled in any scholarly domain. It is a history of the Enlightenment in miniature, fundamental to our understanding of that period and its consequences. Like Tocqueville, Koselleck views Enlightenment intellectuals as an uprooted, unrealistic group of onlookers who sowed the seeds of the modern political tensions that first flowered in the French Revolution. He argues that it was the split that…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History at the University of Bielefeld and author of Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time.