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The kingdom of man : genesis and failure of the modern project

Author: Rémi Brague; Paul Seaton
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
Series: Catholic ideas for a secular world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was humanity created, or do humans create themselves? In this eagerly awaited English translation of Le Règne de l’homme, the last volume of Rémi Brague's trilogy on the philosophical development of anthropology in the West, Brague argues that with the dawn of the Enlightenment, Western societies rejected the transcendence of the past and looked instead to the progress fostered by the early modern present and the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brague, Rémi, 1947-
Kingdom of man.
Notre Dame : University of Notre Dame Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018032921
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rémi Brague; Paul Seaton
ISBN: 9780268104252 0268104255
OCLC Number: 1031919462
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xv, 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preparation --
The best of the living things --
Domination --
Three incomplete prefigurations --
Metaphorical dominations --
The new Lord of creation --
Attempts and temptations --
Deployment --
The formation of the modern project --
The beginnings of the realization --
The master is there --
Moral dominion --
The duty to reign --
The iron rod --
The new meaning of humanism --
The sole Lord --
Failure --
Kingdom or wasteland? --
Man, humiliated --
The subjugated subject --
Man remade --
Man surpassed and ... replaced --
Checkmate? --
Lights out.
Series Title: Catholic ideas for a secular world.
Other Titles: Règne de l'homme.
Responsibility: Rémi Brague ; translated by Paul Seaton.

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