Enlightenment Contested

Enlightenment Contested Jonathan Israel Presents The First Major Reassessment Of The Western Enlightenment For A Generation Continuing The Story He Began In The Best Selling Radical Enlightenment, And Now Focusing His Attention On The First Half Of The Eighteenth Century, He Returns To The Original Sources To Offer A Groundbreaking New Perspective On The Nature And Development Of The Most Important Currents In Modern Thought.Israel Traces Many Of The Core Principles Of Western Modernity To Their Roots In The Social, Political, And Philosophical Ferment Of This Period The Primacy Of Reason, Democracy, Racial Equality, Feminism, Religious Toleration, Sexual Emancipation, And Freedom Of Expression He Emphasizes The Dual Character Of The Enlightenment, And The Bitter Struggle Between On The One Hand A Generally Dominant, Anti Democratic Mainstream, Supporting The Monarchy, Aristocracy, And Ecclesiastical Authority, And On The Other A Largely Repressed Democratic, Republican, And Materialist Radical Fringe He Also Contends That The Supposedly Separate French, British, German, Dutch, And Italian Enlightenments Interacted To Such A Degree That Their Study In Isolation Gives A Hopelessly Distorted Picture.A Work Of Dazzling And Highly Accessible Scholarship, Enlightenment Contested Will Be The Definitive Reference Point For Historians, Philosophers, And Anyone Engaged With This Fascinating Period Of Human Development. This is Israel s second volume in what he promises to be a magisterial recasting of Enlightenment history It appeared in 2006 and weighs in at almost 1,000 pages of dense type Judging from the reviews in peer reviewed journals, both of this book and of its fat prequel, Radical Enlightenment, Israel s interpretation is now dominant among specialists in the field Lengthy review essays now discuss Israel s project Apparently, Radical Enlightenment was a prolegomena This second volume will be This is Israel s second volume in what he promises to be a magisterial recasting of Enlightenment history It appeared in 2006 and weighs in at almost 1,000 pages of dense type Judging from the reviews in peer reviewed journals, both of this book and of its fat prequel, Radical Enlightenment, Israel s interpretation is now dominant among specialists in the field Lengthy review essays now discuss Israel s project Apparently, Radical Enlightenment was a prolegomena This second volume will be joined by a third which is unpublish
Interesting, readable and a source And last but not least enjoyable. It s 1,000 pages long, so I picked and chose which chapters I read It s incredibly dense, but if you want to get deep in the weeds on the philosophy underpinning the Enlightenment, this book, and the other two in the series, will do it in spades Tons of information and insight into how these men, some famous and some you ll only encounter in great detail in this book, really thought about politics, morality, and one another Two warnings First, a passing familiarity with French and German an It s 1,000 pages long, so I picked and chose which chapters I read It s incredibly dense, but if you want to get deep in the weeds on the philosophy underpinning the Enlightenment, this book, and the other two in the series, will do it in spades Tons of information and insight into how these men, some famous and some you ll only encounter in great detail in this book, really thought about politics, morality, and one another Two warnings First, a passing familiarity with French and German and Dutch will make things easier, as the author intersperses phrases from the original thinkers works into the text It s great for about 100 pages and then you realize many times he s leaving key parts of the sentences in a language you may not be able to read, or may not be familiar enough with the language to grasp the transl
2008 12 07 This massive effort s slated to open up 2009 sure to be a massively epic year, what with it Romanizing to MMIX, the name of Donald Knuth s RISC Architecture for the Third Millennium Maybe a tad polemical in outlook but not in details or scholarship An important work. A comprehensive survey of the different and contradictory intellectual movements, fights, struggles, disputes that gave birth to what we call the Enlightenment. Enlightenment Contested Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670 1752 by Jonathan I Israel no date

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  • Hardcover
  • 983 pages
  • Enlightenment Contested
  • Jonathan I. Israel
  • English
  • 25 August 2018
  • 0199279225