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The Irish enlightenment

Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, Scotland and England produced well-know figures as David Hume, Adam Smith, and John Locke. Ireland's contribution to this revolution in Western thought has received much less attention. Offering a corrective to the view that Ireland was intellectually stagnant during this period, The Irish Enlightenment considers a range of artists, writers, and philosophers who were full  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brown
ISBN: 9780674045774 0674045777
OCLC Number: 919252644
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 625 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part One: The religious enlightenment, 1688-1730 --
The Presbyterian enlightenment and the nature of man --
The Anglican enlightenment and the nature of God --
The Catholic enlightenment and the nature of law --
Part Two: Social enlightenment, ca.1730-ca.1760 --
Languages of civility --
The enlightened counter public --
Communities of interest --
Part Three: Political enlightenment, ca.1760-1798 --
A culture of trust? --
Fracturing the Irish enlightenment --
An enlightened civil war --
Conclusion: Ireland's missing modernity.
Responsibility: Michael Brown.

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Scotland and England produced well-known intellectuals during the Enlightenment, but Ireland's contribution to this revolution in Western thought has received less attention. Michael Brown shows that  Read more...

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