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Professor Jonathan I. Israel - Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 - 9780199254569 - V9780199254569
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Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

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Description for Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 Paperback. "The Radical Enlightenment" was a set of ideas which helped lay the foundations of the modern world on the basis of equality, democracy, secularism, and universality. This study by cultural historian, Jonathan Israel, shows how Spinoza and his thought set the intellectual current towards the political revolutions of the later 18th century. Num Pages: 832 pages, 16pp halftone plates and 1 map. BIC Classification: 1D; 3JF; 3JH; HBJD; HBLH; HPC; JFCX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 155 x 44. Weight in Grams: 1118.
Arguably the most decisive shift in the history of ideas in modern times was the complete demolition during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - in the wake of the Scientific Revolution - of traditional structures of authority, scientific thought, and belief, by the new philosophy and the philosophies, culminating in Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau. In this revolutionary process which effectively overthrew all justification for monarchy, aristocracy, slavery, and ecclesiastical authority, as well as man's asendancy over woman and theology's domination over education and study, substituting the modern principles of equality, democracy, and universality, the Radical Enlightenment played a crucially ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
832
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Condition
New
Number of Pages
866
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780199254569
SKU
V9780199254569
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Reviews for Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750
The tributes which Israel has received for Radical Enlightenment are thoroughly merited; this book will become a modern classic upon the subject.
David J. Sturdy, Cultural and Social History 2004-2006
Deserves to be widely read because it is an example of ground-breaking vastly well-informed and thoroughly new history
David Horspool, The Guardian
The scholarship is breathtaking. ... Read more

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