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The problem of being modern, or, The German pursuit of Enlightenment from Leibniz to the French Revolution

Author: Thomas P Saine
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wayne State University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Problem of Being Modern, Thomas P. Saine provides a lucid introduction to German thought in the eighteenth century and the struggle of Enlightenment philosophers and writers to come to grips with the profound philosophical and theological implications of new scientific developments since the seventeenth century. He concentrates on those points at which the essential modernity and the secular viewpoint of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Christian Wolff, Freiherr von; Christian Wolff, Freiherr von
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas P Saine
ISBN: 0814326811 9780814326817
OCLC Number: 36509700
Notes: "The present volume is a revised and expanded English version of Von der kopernikanischen bis zur Französischen Revolution"--Title page verso.
Description: 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Paradigms of science and belief --
Leibniz's system as mediation between science and theology --
The necessity and hopelessness of theodicies --
Christian Wolff and the claims of philosophy --
Wolffian times --
Deism and radical theology --
Lessing and the search for truth --
The search for true Christians and the progress of mankind --
Prussian anti-Enlightenment after Frederick II.
Other Titles: Von der kopernikanischen bis zur Französischen Revolution.
Problem of being modern
German pursuit of Enlightenment from Leibniz to the French Revolution
Responsibility: Thomas P. Saine.

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A reading of German intellectual history in the context of European thought, this book aims to give insights into the development of the Enlightenment in Germany. It argues that writers of the period  Read more...

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