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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb

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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy
Title
The dream of enlightenment
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the rise of modern philosophy
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Anthony Gottlieb
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eng
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"Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period--from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution--Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity--and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today" -- dust jacket flap
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Presents a chronicle of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau, detailing the role of then-amateur philosophers in shaping Western intellectual pursuits against a backdrop of religious upheaval and the rise of Galilean science
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10521883
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Gottlieb, Anthony
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190
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Renaissance
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adult
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the rise of modern philosophy
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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-281) and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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Contents
The Kingdome of darknesse -- Chronological chart -- Starting afresh : Descartes -- The monster of Malmesbury : Hobbes -- A breeze of the future : Spinoza -- Philosophy for the British : Locke -- An interlude on a comet : Bayle -- The best of all possible compromises : Leibniz -- A treatise of animal nature : Hume -- What has the Enlightenment ever done for us? : Voltaire, Rousseau, and the Philosophes
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ocn921868989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780871404435
Lccn
2016015063
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553159
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(OCoLC)921868989
Label
The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Kingdome of darknesse -- Chronological chart -- Starting afresh : Descartes -- The monster of Malmesbury : Hobbes -- A breeze of the future : Spinoza -- Philosophy for the British : Locke -- An interlude on a comet : Bayle -- The best of all possible compromises : Leibniz -- A treatise of animal nature : Hume -- What has the Enlightenment ever done for us? : Voltaire, Rousseau, and the Philosophes
Control code
ocn921868989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9780871404435
Lccn
2016015063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026553159
System control number
(OCoLC)921868989

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