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Published: 01 April 2010

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780199743537

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The World We Want

How and Why The Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Robert Louden

  • Unlike previous philosophical critiques and defenses of the Enlightenment, the present study focuses extensively on the relevant historical and empirical record first, by examining carefully what kind of future Enlightenment intellectuals actually hoped for; second, by tracking the different legacies of their central ideals over the past two centuries

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