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The super-enlightenment : daring to know too much

Author: Dan Edelstein; Voltaire Foundation.
Publisher: Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2010.
Series: SVEC, 2010:01.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on 18th century Enlightenment writing, contributors explore the social, religious, artistic, political and scientific dimensions of the grey area that binds so-called 'illuminist' and 'rational' forms of thinking - the super-enlightenment.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Edelstein; Voltaire Foundation.
ISBN: 9780729409902 0729409902
OCLC Number: 489637744
Language Note: Illustrative passages in French.
Description: ix, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. What limits to understanding? The hermetic imagination of the high and late Enlightenment / Peter Reill ; Super-epistemology / David Bates ; Mr Machine and the imperial me / Jessica Riskin --
II. The arts of knowing. Physiocratic visions / Liana Vardi ; For the love of architecture: Claude-Nicolas Ledoux and the Hypnerotomachia / Anthony Vidler ; The poetry of the super-enlightenment: the theories and practices of Cazotte, Chassaignon, Mercier, Saint-Martin and Bonneville --
III. Sacred societies. What do you seek from us? Wisdom? Virtue? Enlightenment? Inventing a Masonic science of man in Russia / Natalie Bayer ; Bonnet's theory of palingenesis: an "enlightened" account of personal resurrection? / Kris Pangburn ; The Egyptian French revolution: antiquarianism, Freemasonry and the mythology of nature / Dan Edelstein ; From myth to religion in Ossian's France / Tili Boon Cuillé.
Series Title: SVEC, 2010:01.
Responsibility: edited by Dan Edelstein.

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