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Enlightenment : Britain and the creation of the modern world

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: London ; New York : Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While acknowledging France at the eve of the Revolution as the root of the modern world, Porter also makes a case for considering Britain's importance in catapulting the world into modernity.
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Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
Enlightenment.
London ; New York : Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606390855
Online version:
Porter, Roy, 1946-2002.
Enlightenment.
London ; New York : Allen Lane/Penguin Press, 2000
(OCoLC)610068077
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0713991526 9780713991529 014025028X 9780140250282
OCLC Number: 44736738
Description: xxiv, 727 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A blind spot? --
2. The birth of an ideology --
3. Clearing away the rubbish --
4. Print culture --
5. Rationalizing religion --
6. The culture of science --
7. Anatomizing human nature --
8. The science of politics --
9. Secularizing --
10. Modernizing --
11. Happiness --
12. From good sense to sensibility --
13. Nature --
14. Did the mind have a sex? --
15. Education : a panacea? --
16. The vulgar --
17. The pursuit of wealth --
18. Reform --
19. Progress --
20. The revolutionary era : "modern philosophy" --
21. Lasting light?
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