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Enlightenment contested : philosophy, modernity, and the emancipation of man, 1670-1752

Author: Jonathan I Israel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This is a managerial survey and reinterpretation of the Enlightenment. The text offers an assessment of the nature and development of the important currents in philosophical thinking arguing that supposed national enlightenments are of less significance than the rift between conservative and radical thought.
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Israel, Jonathan I. (Jonathan Irvine), 1946-
Enlightenment contested.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006007405
(OCoLC)64624851
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan I Israel
ISBN: 9780191535413 0191535419 1280844078 9781280844072
OCLC Number: 133094226
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 983 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. I: Introductory. Early enlightenment, revolution, and the modern age. Ancien Régime and Revolution ; Historians and the writing of "intellectual history" ; L'Esprit philosophique --Philosophy and the making of modernity. Spinoza and Spinozism in the radical enlightenment ; Locke, Hume, and the making of modernity --
pt. II: The crisis of religious authority. Reason and faith: Bayle versus the Rationaux. Europe's religious crisis ; Consensus gentium and the Philosophes ; Voltaire and the eclipse of Bayle --
Demolishing priesthood, ancient and modern --
Socinianism and the social, psychological, and cultural roots of Enlightenment --
Locke, Bayle, and Spinoza: a contest of three toleration doctrines. Toleration from Locke to Barbeyrac ; Bayle's freedom of conscience ; Spinoza's liberty of thought and expression --
Germany and the Baltic: Enlightenment, society, and the universities. The problem of 'Atheism' ; Academic disputations and the making of German radical thought ; An alternative route? Johann Lorenz Schmidt and 'Left' Wolffian radicalism ; Natural theology, natural law, and the radical challenge --
Newtonianism and anti-Newtonianism in the early Enlightenment: science, philosophy, and religion. English physico-theology ; From's-Gravesande to d'Alembert (1720-1750) --
pt. III: Political emancipation. Anti-Hobbesianism and the making of 'modernity' --
The origins of modern democratic republicanism. Classical republicanism versus democratic republicanism ; Democracy in radical thought --
Bayle, Boulainvilliers, Montesquieu: secular monarchy versus the aristocratic republic. Bayle's politics ; Early Enlightenment French political thought ; The ideal of mixed monarchy --
'Enlightened despotism': autocracy, faith, and Enlightenment in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (1689-1755) Peter the Great's 'revolution' (1689-1725) ; Europe and the Russian Enlightenment (1725-1755) ; Locke, Newton, and Leibniz in the Greek cultural diaspora --
Popular sovereignty, resistance, and the 'right to revolution' --
Anglomania, Anglicisme, and the 'British model'. --
English deism and the recoil from radicalism ; French Anglicisme ; Anglicisme and anti-anglicisme in the mid eighteenth century --
The triumph of the 'moderate Enlightenment' in the United Provinces. The defeat of Dutch radical thought: the social context ; Intellectual realignment within the Huguenot diaspora ; The Orangist restoration (1747-1751).
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