The Enlightenment: A Sourcebook and Reader
Paul Hyland, Olga Gomez, Francesca Greensides
Psychology Press, 2003 - 467 páginas
The Enlightenment brings together the work of major Enlightenment thinkers such as Hobbes, Rousseau, Diderot and Kant, to illustrate the full importance and achievements of this period in history. Extracts are gathered thematically into sections on such aspects of the Enlightenment as:
All essays are introduced, and a final section on 'critical reflections' provides a selection of modern critical opinions on the period by writers including Foucault, Habermas, and Lyotard.
Containing illustrations from the work of artists such as Hogarth and Gainsborough, a chronology of the Enlightenment, and a detailed bibliography, The Enlightenment is a rich source of information and inspiration for all those studying this great period of change.
The search for knowledge
Religion and belief
The natural world
Science and invention
Political rights and responsibilities
The development of civil society
Moral principles and punishments
Gender and society
Art architecture and nature
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