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Democratic enlightenment : philosophy, revolution, and human rights, 1750-1790

Author: Jonathan I Israel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Jonathan Israel's radical new account of the late Enlightenment highlights forgotten currents and figures. Running counter to mainstream thinking, he demonstrates how a group of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan I Israel
ISBN: 9780199668090 0199668094
OCLC Number: 810946842
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: xvi, 1066 p., [15] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; PART 1: THE RADICAL CHALLENGE ; 2. Nature and Providence: Earthquakes and the Human Condition ; 3. The Encyclopedie Suppressed (1752-60) ; 4. Rousseau against the Philosophes ; 5. Voltaire, Enlightenment, and the European Courts ; 6. Anti-Philosophes ; 7. Central Europe: Aufklarung divided ; PART II: RATIONALIZING THE ANCIEN REGIME ; 8. Hume, Scepticism, and Moderation ; 9. Scottish Enlightenment and Man's Progress ; 10. Enlightened Despotism ; 11. Aufklarung and the Fracturing of German Protestant Culture ; 12. Catholic Enlightenment: the Papacy's Retreat ; 13. Society and the Rise of the Italian revolutionary Enlightenment ; 14. Spain and the Challenge of Reform ; PART III: EUROPE AND THE RE-MAKING OF THE WORLD ; 15. The Histoire Philosophique, or Colonialism Overturned ; 16. The American Revolution ; 17. Europe and the Amerindians ; 18. Philosophy and Revolt in Ibero-America (1765-92) ; 19. Commercial Despotism: Dutch Colonialism in Asia ; 20. China, Japan, and the West ; 21. India and the Two Enlightenments ; 22. Russia's Greeks, Poles, and Serfs ; PART IV: SPINOZA CONTROVERSIES IN THE LATER ENLIGHTENMENT ; 23. Rousseau, Spinoza and the 'General Will' ; 24. Radical Break-Through ; 25. The Pantheismusstreit (1780-87) ; 26. Kant and the Radical Challenge ; 27. Goethe, Schiller and the new "Dutch Revolt against Spain" ; PART V: REVOLUTION ; 28. 1788-9: the "General Revolution" begins ; 29. The Diffusion ; 30. 'Philosophy' as the Maker of Revolutions ; 31. Aufklarung and the Secret Societies (1776-92) ; 32. Small State Revolution in the 1780s ; 33. The Dutch Democratic Revolution of the 1780s ; 34. The French Revolution: from 'Philosophy' to Basic Human Rights (1788-90) ; 35. Epilogue: 1789 as an Intellectual Revolution
Responsibility: Jonathan I. Israel.
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