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The creation of the modern world : the untold story of the British Enlightenment

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Norton pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0393322688 9780393322682
OCLC Number: 233535757
Description: xxiv, 727, [16] pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A blind spot --
The birth of an ideology --
Clearing away the rubbish --
Print culture --
Rationalizing religion --
The culture of science --
Anatomizing human nature --
The science of politics --
Secularizing --
Modernizing --
Happiness --
From good sense to sensibility --
Nature --
Did the mind have a sex? --
Education : a panacea? --
The vulgar --
The pursuit of wealth --
Reform --
Progress --
The revolutionary era : 'modern philosophy' --
Lasting light?
Responsibility: Roy Porter.

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