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    ISBN: 9781108677462 , 9781108677448
    Language: English
    Pages: 2 Bände
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als The Cambridge history of modern European thought
    DDC: 190
    Keywords: Philosophy, European History ; Europe Intellectual life 20th century ; Europe Intellectual life 19th century ; Aufsatzsammlung ; Europa ; Philosophie ; Geschichte 1800-2000 ; Europa ; Geistesgeschichte 1800-2000
    Abstract: "It is something of a truism that each age must work through the legacy of its predecessors. In the case of the nineteenth century, this obvious statement gains poignancy when one considers the novel challenges and possibilities of the eighteenth century, which was, after all, the age of the Enlightenment. In its many guises and national variations, the Enlightenment asserted provocative and epoch-making claims about the role of reason, science, and criticism vis a vis the traditional authority of religion, state, and received knowledge. It drew new roadmaps for the conscious and reflexive reform of society and the betterment of people. At its core, it articulated a new emancipatory project - at once philosophical and political - chiefly oriented toward the ideal of individual autonomy. The cultural, social and political configuration that shaped the Enlightenment came to something of an end in the closing decade of the eighteenth century, partly through processes of internal critique but also, spectacularly, through the political collapse of the Old Regime. In the changed circumstances of the early nineteenth century, the Enlightenment fragmented into a multitude of contests over the meaning of its legacy"--
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