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The Resource The case for the Enlightenment : Scotland and Naples 1680-1760, John Robertson

The case for the Enlightenment : Scotland and Naples 1680-1760, John Robertson

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The case for the Enlightenment : Scotland and Naples 1680-1760
Title
The case for the Enlightenment
Title remainder
Scotland and Naples 1680-1760
Statement of responsibility
John Robertson
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Case for the Enlightenment is an important and ambitious comparative study of the emergence of Enlightenment in Scotland and in Naples. Challenging the recent tendency to fragment the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe into multiple Enlightenments, John Robertson demonstrates the extent to which thinkers in two societies at the opposite ends of Europe shared common intellectual preoccupations. Before 1700, Scotland and Naples faced a bleak future as backward, provincial kingdoms in a Europe of aggressive commercial states. Yet by 1760, Scottish and Neapolitan thinkers, led by David Hume and Antonio Genovesi, were in the van of those advocating the cause of Enlightenment by means of political economy. By study of the social and institutional contexts of intellectual life in the two countries, and the currents of thought promoted within them, The Case for the Enlightenment explains this transformation. At its centre is an examination of Giambattista Vico's New Science and David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature and Natural History of Religion as works informed by a similar, Epicurean moral philosophy, and as responses to the notorious argument of Pierre Bayle that a society of atheists was as plausible as a society of idolaters. Unexpected contemporaries, Vico and Hume illuminate the common intellectual foundations of Enlightenment in the two countries, in which Epicurean philosophy was the midwife of political economy."--Jacket
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1951-
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Robertson, John
Dewey number
941.107
Index
index present
LC call number
B802
LC item number
.R62 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ideas in context
Series volume
73
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  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
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The case for the Enlightenment : Scotland and Naples 1680-1760, John Robertson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-438) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
58432180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 455 pages
Isbn
9780521847872
Lccn
2005005776
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521847872 (hardback)
Label
The case for the Enlightenment : Scotland and Naples 1680-1760, John Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 406-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58432180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 455 pages
Isbn
9780521847872
Lccn
2005005776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521847872 (hardback)

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