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The Resource Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement, Stephen Eric Bronner

Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement, Stephen Eric Bronner

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Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement
Title
Reclaiming the enlightenment
Title remainder
toward a politics of radical engagement
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Eric Bronner
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural criticism, a confusion over the origins and objectives of progressive politics has been the result. Specifically, it has become fashionable for intellectuals to attack the Enlightenment for its imperialism, eurocentrism, and scientism, and for the sexism and racism of some of its major representatives. Although the fact that individual thinkers harbored such prejudices is irrefutable, Stephen Bronner argues that reducing the Enlightenment ethos to these beliefs is wholly unsustainable. With its championing of democracy, equality, cosmopolitanism, and reason -- and its vociferous attacks on popular prejudice, religious superstition, and arbitrary abuses of power -- the Enlightenment was once hailed as the foundation of all modern, progressive politics. But in 1947, this perspective was dramatically undermined when Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno published their classic work, Dialectic of Enlightenment, which claims that the Enlightenment was the source of totalitarianism and the worst excesses of modernity. Reclaiming the Enlightenment from purely philosophical and cultural interpretations, Bronner shows that its notion of political engagement keeps democracy fresh and alive by providing a practical foundation for fostering institutional accountability, opposing infringements on individual rights, instilling an enduring commitment to social reform, and building a cosmopolitan sensibility. This forceful and timely reinterpretation of the Enlightenment and its powerful influence on contemporary political life is a resounding wake-up call to critics on both the left and the right
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COO
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1949-
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Bronner, Stephen Eric
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liberalism
  • Enlightenment
  • Political science
  • Libéralisme
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Idées politiques
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Enlightenment
  • Liberalism
  • Political science
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Links (politiek)
  • Democratie
  • Aufklärung
  • Liberalismus
Label
Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement, Stephen Eric Bronner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the Enlightenment : metaphysics, tradition, and politics -- In praise of progress -- Inventing liberalism -- The great divide : Enlightenment, counter-enlightenment, and the public sphere -- Abolishing the ghetto : anti-semitism, racism, and the other -- The illusory dialectic : from Enlightenment to totalitarianism -- Experiencing reality : the culture industry, subjectivity, and identity -- Pathways to freedom : rights, reciprocity, and the cosmopolitan sensibility -- Renewing the legacy : solidarity, nature, and ethics
Control code
ocn213305091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500982
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bron12608
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgrscj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)213305091
Label
Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement, Stephen Eric Bronner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the Enlightenment : metaphysics, tradition, and politics -- In praise of progress -- Inventing liberalism -- The great divide : Enlightenment, counter-enlightenment, and the public sphere -- Abolishing the ghetto : anti-semitism, racism, and the other -- The illusory dialectic : from Enlightenment to totalitarianism -- Experiencing reality : the culture industry, subjectivity, and identity -- Pathways to freedom : rights, reciprocity, and the cosmopolitan sensibility -- Renewing the legacy : solidarity, nature, and ethics
Control code
ocn213305091
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 181 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231500982
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/bron12608
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgrscj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)213305091

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