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The Enlightenment : and why it still matters

Author: Anthony Pagden
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book tells nothing less than the story of how the modern, Western view of the world was born. Cultural and intellectual historian Anthony Pagden explains how, and why, the ideal of a universal, global, and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination in the ferment of the Enlightenment - and how these ideas have done battle with an inward-looking, tradition-oriented view of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pagden, Anthony.
Enlightenment.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013
(OCoLC)852259504
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Pagden
ISBN: 9780191636707 0191636703 1299277047 9781299277045
OCLC Number: 830549801
Notes: Print version has illustrations, online does not, as viewed on EBL platform, May 7, 2014.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 436 pages) : illustrations (black and white), portraits (black and white)
Contents: All Coherence Gone --
Bringing Pity Back In --
The Fatherless World --
The Science of Man --
Discovering Man in Nature --
The Defense of Civilization --
The Great Society of Mankind --
The Vast Commonwealth of Nature. Cover; Contents; List of Plates; A Note on Citations and Translations; Introduction: What is Enlightenment?; 1. All Coherence Gone; 2. Bringing Pity Back In; 3. The Fatherless World; 4. The Science of Man; 5. Discovering Man in Nature; 6. The Defense of Civilization; 7. The Great Society of Mankind; 8. The Vast Commonwealth of Nature; Conclusion: Enlightenment and its Enemies; Notes; Bibliography; Picture Acknowledgements; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z.
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