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The Resource The enlightenment : history of an idea, Vincenzo Ferrone ; translated by Elisabetta Tarantino

The enlightenment : history of an idea, Vincenzo Ferrone ; translated by Elisabetta Tarantino

Label
The enlightenment : history of an idea
Title
The enlightenment
Title remainder
history of an idea
Statement of responsibility
Vincenzo Ferrone ; translated by Elisabetta Tarantino
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In this concise and powerful book, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical interpretations of the era have long been hopelessly confused, Vincenzo Ferrone makes the case that it is only by separating these views and taking an approach grounded in social and cultural history that we can begin to grasp what the Enlightenment was--and why it is still relevant today. Ferrone explains why the Enlightenment was a profound and wide-ranging cultural revolution that reshaped Western identity, reformed politics through the invention of human rights, and redefined knowledge by creating a critical culture. These new ways of thinking gave birth to new values that spread throughout society and changed how everyday life was lived and understood. Featuring an illuminating afterword describing how his argument challenges the work of Anglophone interpreters including Jonathan Israel, The Enlightenment provides a fascinating reevaluation of the true nature and legacy of one of the most important and contested periods in Western history
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ferrone, Vincenzo
Dewey number
001.09/033
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
LC call number
B802
LC item number
.F4713 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • REFERENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Enlightenment
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Aufklärung
Label
The enlightenment : history of an idea, Vincenzo Ferrone ; translated by Elisabetta Tarantino
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
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
pt. I THE PHILOSOPHERS' ENLIGHTENMENT: Thinking the Centaur -- 1. Historians and Philosophers -- The Peculiarity of the Enlightenment as Historical Category -- 2. Kant: Was ist Aufklarung? -- The Emancipation of Man through Man -- 3. Hegel -- The Dialectics of the Enlightenment as Modernity's Philosophical Issue -- 4. Marx and Nietzsche -- The Enlightenment from Bourgeois Ideology to Will to Power -- 5. Horkheimer and Adorno -- The Totalitarian Face of the Dialectic of Enlightenment -- 6. Foucault -- The Return of the Centaur and the Death of Man -- 7. Postmodern Anti-Enlightenment Positions -- From the Cassirer-Heidegger Debate to Benedict XVI's katholische Aufklarung -- pt. II THE HISTORIANS' ENLIGHTENMENT: The Cultural Revolution of the Ancien Regime -- 8. For a Defense of Historical Knowledge -- Beyond the Centaur -- 9. The Epistemologia imaginabilis in Eighteenth-Century Science and Philosophy -- 10. The Enlightenment-French Revolution Paradigm Between Political Myth and Epistemological Impasse -- 11. The Twentieth Century and the Enlightenment as Historical Problem -- From Political History to Social and Cultural History -- 12. What Was the Enlightenment? -- The Humanism of the Moderns in Ancien Regime Europe -- 13. Chronology and Geography of a Cultural Revolution -- 14. Politicization and Natura naturans -- The Late Enlightenment Question and the Crisis of the Ancien Regime
Control code
904339000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336188082
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024749762
  • 10.1515/9781400865833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbd93mp
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904339000
Label
The enlightenment : history of an idea, Vincenzo Ferrone ; translated by Elisabetta Tarantino
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
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
pt. I THE PHILOSOPHERS' ENLIGHTENMENT: Thinking the Centaur -- 1. Historians and Philosophers -- The Peculiarity of the Enlightenment as Historical Category -- 2. Kant: Was ist Aufklarung? -- The Emancipation of Man through Man -- 3. Hegel -- The Dialectics of the Enlightenment as Modernity's Philosophical Issue -- 4. Marx and Nietzsche -- The Enlightenment from Bourgeois Ideology to Will to Power -- 5. Horkheimer and Adorno -- The Totalitarian Face of the Dialectic of Enlightenment -- 6. Foucault -- The Return of the Centaur and the Death of Man -- 7. Postmodern Anti-Enlightenment Positions -- From the Cassirer-Heidegger Debate to Benedict XVI's katholische Aufklarung -- pt. II THE HISTORIANS' ENLIGHTENMENT: The Cultural Revolution of the Ancien Regime -- 8. For a Defense of Historical Knowledge -- Beyond the Centaur -- 9. The Epistemologia imaginabilis in Eighteenth-Century Science and Philosophy -- 10. The Enlightenment-French Revolution Paradigm Between Political Myth and Epistemological Impasse -- 11. The Twentieth Century and the Enlightenment as Historical Problem -- From Political History to Social and Cultural History -- 12. What Was the Enlightenment? -- The Humanism of the Moderns in Ancien Regime Europe -- 13. Chronology and Geography of a Cultural Revolution -- 14. Politicization and Natura naturans -- The Late Enlightenment Question and the Crisis of the Ancien Regime
Control code
904339000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336188082
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40024749762
  • 10.1515/9781400865833
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttbd93mp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904339000

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