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4. Enlightening the public

4. Enlightening the public  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0004
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9780199591787
‘Enlightening the public’ outlines what historians have revealed of the context in which Enlightenment ideas were formed and received and argues that what distinguished the Enlightenment ... More
The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction  

John Robertson

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.001.0001
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book
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9780199591787
A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars, and opinion-formers. Enlightenment: A Very ... More
2. Within and beyond appearance

2. Within and beyond appearance  

Christopher Janaway

in Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775666
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802590.003.0002
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‘Within and beyond appearance’ explains that Schopenhauer's philosophical thinking is easiest to grasp if one sees the backbone that runs right through it: the distinction between ... More
1. Who was Leibniz?

1. Who was Leibniz?  

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Nov 2016
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9780191788079
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10.1093/actrade/9780198718642.003.0001
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9780198718642
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) lived an extraordinarily rich and varied intellectual life in troubled times. Although remembered as a great thinker, he was a man who more than ... More
3. Bettering the human condition

3. Bettering the human condition  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
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9780191782411
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10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0003
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9780199591787
‘Bettering the human condition’ explores human betterment in the 18th century’s moral philosophy, history, and political economy. The greatest originality of Enlightenment thought is found ... More
1. The Enlightenment

1. The Enlightenment  

John Robertson

in The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782411
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199591787.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199591787
‘The Enlightenment’ describes the varying definitions of Enlightenment, how it has been reconstructed as a historical phenomenon, and explains why it has been so contested. The ... More

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