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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy
The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy
Gottlieb, Anthony2017
Articles
In a short period - from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution - Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz and Hume all made their mark on Western thought. 'The Dream of Enlightenment' tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity - and what is government actually for? Their questions remain our questions, and it is tempting to think these philosophers speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes.
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Imprint:
UK : Penguin Books, 2017.
Collation:
xi, 300 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: 2016.Originally published: New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016."An Allen Lane book"--Back cover.Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience:
Specialized.
ISBN:
9780141000664 (pbk)
Dewey class:
190190 GOT190GOT
Language:
English
BRN:
2525971
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