The Enlightenment (Studies in European History)

by Roy Porter

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Written in English
Published: Pages: 106 Downloads: 264
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  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • General,
  • History / General
The Physical Object
Number of Pages106
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9484601M
ISBN 100333454146
ISBN 109780333454145

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Those ideals, “products of human reason,” hinge on—well, reason, and science, the latter the “refining of reason. Enlightenment, term applied to the mainstream of thought of 18th-century Europe and America. Background and Basic Tenets The scientific and intellectual developments of the 17th cent.—the discoveries of Isaac Newton, the rationalism of Réné Descartes, the skepticism of Pierre Bayle, the pantheism of Benedict de Spinoza, and the empiricism of Francis Bacon and John Locke—fostered.

The Enlightenment Reader brings together the work of major Enlightenment thinkers to illustrate the full importance and achievements of this period in history. Extracts are gathered thematically into sections on such aspects of the Enlightenment as political theory, religion and belief, art and nature.

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