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Enlightenment and action from Descartes to Kant : passionate thought

Author: Michael Losonsky
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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"Kant believed that true enlightenment is the use of reason freely in public. This is the first book to trace systematically the philosophical origins and development of the idea that the improvement of human understanding requires public activity." "Michael Losonsky focuses on l7th-century discussions of the problem of irresolution and the closely connected theme of the role of volition in human belief formation.  Read more...
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Losonsky, Michael.
Enlightenment and action from Descartes to Kant.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001025467
(OCoLC)46462804
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Losonsky
ISBN: 0511018401 9780511018404 9780511498244 0511498241 1280433493 9781280433498 0511044097 9780511044090
OCLC Number: 52496724
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages)
Contents: Introduction: the enlightened mind --
Descartes: willful thinking --
Hobbes: passionate thinking --
Locke: uneasy thinking --
Enthusiasm: inspired thinking --
Spinoza: resolute thinking --
Leibniz: trained thinking --
Conclusion: the public mind.
Responsibility: Michael Losonsky.
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