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Enlightenment And Why It Still Matters

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ISBN-10: 1400060680

ISBN-13: 9781400060689

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anthony Pagden

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One of our most renowned and brilliant historians takes a fresh look at the revolutionary intellectual movement that laid the foundation for the modern world. Liberty and equality. Human rights. Freedom of thought and expression. Belief in reason and progress. The value of scientific inquiry. These are just some of the ideas that were conceived and developed during the Enlightenment, and which changed forever the intellectual landscape of the Western world. Spanning hundreds of years of history, Anthony Pagden traces the origins of this seminal movement, showing how Enlightenment concepts directly influenced modern culture, making possible a secular, tolerant, and, above all, cosmopolitan…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Publication date: 4/23/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Anthony Pagden is Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: 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
Conclusion: Enlightenment and Its Enemies