The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction

by John Robertson
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 21/12/2017
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A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars and opinion-formers. To many it remains the inspiration of our commitments to the betterment of the human condition. To others, it represents the elevation of one set of European values to the world, many of whose peoples have quite different values. But what is the relationship between the historical Enlightenment and the idea of 'Enlightenment', and can these two understandings be reconciled? In this Very Short Introduction, John Robertson offers a concise historical introduction to the Enlightenment as an intellectual movement of eighteenth-century Europe. Discussing its intellectual achievements, he also explores how its supporters exploited new ways of communicating their ideas to a wider public, creating a new 'public sphere' for critical discussion of the moral, economic and political issues facing their societies. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

ISBN:
9780191665134
9780191665134
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
21-12-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
John Robertson

John Robertson is an award-winning stand-up comedian who has travelled the planet making children and adults laugh with fear since 2003.

He presented over 100 episodes of Challenge TV's Videogame Nation, but is perhaps best known as the creator of the smash-hit interactive live show The Dark Room. His darkly comic children's story, The Little Town of Marrowville, publishes in 2019.

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