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Case for the Enlightenment Scotland and Naples 1680-1760

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ISBN-10: 0521847877

ISBN-13: 9780521847872

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Robertson, Quentin Skinner, Lorraine Daston, Dorothy Ross, James Tully

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Challenging the recent tendency to fragment the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe into multiple Enlightenments, John Robertson demonstrates the extent to which thinkers in two societies at the opposite ends of Europe shared common intellectual preoccupations. Before 1700, Scotland and Naples faced a bleak future as backward, provincial kingdoms in a Europe of aggressive commercial states. Yet by 1760, Scottish and Neapolitan thinkers were in the van of those advocating the cause of Enlightenment by means of political economy. Robertson pays particular attention to the greatest thinkers in each country, David Hume and Giambattista Vico.
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Book details

List price: $139.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 476
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Lorraine Daston is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at the Humboldt-Universit�t, Berlin.Gregg Mitman is William Coleman Professor of the History of Science and professor of medical history and science and technology studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Preface
The case for the Enlightenment
Scotland and Naples in 1700
The intellectual worlds of Naples and Scotland 1680���c.1725
The predicament of 'kingdoms governed as provinces'
Vico, after Bayle
Hume, after Bayle and Mandeville
The advent of Enlightenment: political economy in Naples and Scotland 1730���1760
Conclusion: the Enlightenment vindicated?
Bibliography
Index