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Light in Germany : scenes from an unknown enlightenment

Author: Terence J Reed
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Germany's political and cultural past, from ancient times through World War II, has dimmed the legacy of its Enlightenment, which these days is far outshone by those of France and Scotland. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terence J Reed
ISBN: 9780226205106 022620510X 9780226421834 022642183X
OCLC Number: 897169604
Description: 304 Seiten
Contents: Out of darkness --
Coming of age: the primal scene --
A world of our own: an epistemology for action --
Hope in history: making the past serve the future --
Talking to tyrants: pens against power --
Cosmopolitan quandaries: among savages, far and near --
The empty heavens: from dogma to ethics --
Apples and after: the gravity of science --
Good guardianship: light through education --
Communication and beyond: means or end? --
The full earth: a lyrical Enlightenment --
Peace in whose time? the ultimate prize --
A conclusion? toward Enlightenment.
Responsibility: T.J. Reed.

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