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The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture, Louis Dupri

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The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture
Title
The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture
Statement of responsibility
Louis Dupri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The prestige of the Enlightenment has declined in recent years. Many consider its thinking abstract, its art and poetry uninspiring, and the assertion that it introduced a new age of freedom and progress after centuries of darkness and superstition presumptuous. In this book, an eminent scholar of modern culture shows that the Enlightenment was a more complex phenomenon than most of its detractors and advocates assume. It includes rationalist as well as antirationalist tendencies, a critique of traditional morality and religion as well as an attempt to establish them on new foundations, even the beginning of a moral renewal and a spiritual revival. The Enlightenment's critique of tradition was a necessary consequence of the fundamental modern principle that we humans are solely responsible for the course of history. Hence we can accept no belief, no authority, no institutions that are not in some way justified. This foundation, for better or for worse, determined the course of the following centuries. Despite contemporary reactions against it, the Enlightenment continues to shape our own time and still distinguishes Western culture from any other
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dupré, Louis K.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enlightenment
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Philosophy and civilization
  • Siècle des lumières
  • Civilisation moderne et contemporaine
  • Philosophie et civilisation
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Enlightenment
  • Philosophy and civilization
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
Label
The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture, Louis Dupri
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
A definition and a provisional justification -- A different cosmos -- A new sense of selfhood -- Toward a new conception of art -- The moral crisis -- The origin of modern social theories -- The new science of history -- The religious crisis -- The faith of the philosophers -- Spiritual continuity and renewal
Control code
ocn182530702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300133684
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113h4j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530702
Label
The Enlightenment and the intellectual foundations of modern culture, Louis Dupri
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
A definition and a provisional justification -- A different cosmos -- A new sense of selfhood -- Toward a new conception of art -- The moral crisis -- The origin of modern social theories -- The new science of history -- The religious crisis -- The faith of the philosophers -- Spiritual continuity and renewal
Control code
ocn182530702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 397 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300133684
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113h4j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)182530702

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