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Title The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy / Anthony Gottlieb.
Author Gottlieb, Anthony.
Publication New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages)
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Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-281) and index.
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.
Summary "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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Philosophy, Modern -- History.
Philosophy, Modern. (OCoLC)fst01061071
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Gottlieb, Anthony. Dream of enlightenment. First edition. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] 9780871404435 (DLC) 2016015063 (OCoLC)921868989
ISBN 9781631492082 (electronic bk.)
163149208X (electronic bk.)

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