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Heavenly City of 18th Century Philosophers

Heavenly City of 18th Century Philosophers - 2nd edition

Heavenly City of 18th Century Philosophers - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780300101508

ISBN10: 0300101503

Heavenly City of 18th Century Philosophers by Carl L. Becker and Johnson Kent Wright - ISBN 9780300101508
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Published: 2003
International: No
Heavenly City of 18th Century Philosophers by Carl L. Becker and Johnson Kent Wright - ISBN 9780300101508

ISBN13: 9780300101508

ISBN10: 0300101503

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 03

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Summary

Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that, that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world; and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials." In a new Foreword, Johnson Kent Wright looks at the book's continuing relevance within the context of current discussion about the Enlightenment.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

I. Climates of Opinion
II. The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God
III. The New History: Philosophy Teaching by Example
IV. The Uses of Posterity

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