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The creation of the modern world : the untold story of the British Enlightenment

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"With its representative government, religious tolerance, precocious industrialization, and pioneering individualism, eighteenth-century Britain was at the cutting edge of political, social, and intellectual innovation. Porter examines the influence of such heroic figures as Bacon, Newton, and Locke in shaping the British Enlightenment, as well as the impact of other English essayists and novelists in popularizing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 0393048721 9780393048728 0393322688 9780393322682
OCLC Number: 45172823
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain by Allen Lane/Penguin Press in 2000 under title: Enlightenment.
Description: xxiv, 727 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: A blind spot --
The birth of an ideology --
Clearing away the rubbish --
Print culture --
Rationalizing religion --
The culture of science --
Anatomizing human nature --
The science of politics --
Secularizing --
Modernizing --
Happiness --
From good sense to sensibility --
Nature --
Did the mind have a sex? --
Education : a panacea? --
The vulgar --
The pursuit of wealth --
Reform --
Progress --
The revolutionary era : 'modern philosophy' --
Lasting light?
Other Titles: Enlightenment
Responsibility: Roy Porter.
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"With its representative government, religious tolerance, precocious industrialization, and pioneering individualism, eighteenth-century Britain was at the cutting edge of political, social, and intellectual innovation. Porter examines the influence of such heroic figures as Bacon, Newton, and Locke in shaping the British Enlightenment, as well as the impact of other English essayists and novelists in popularizing modern thought. He persuasively demonstrates how their writings launched the wild phenomenon of Anglomania that swept the Continent and cast the Enlightenment well beyond Europe's shores."--Jacket.

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