World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us Robert B. Louden

ISBN: 9781281165312

Published: January 10th 2010

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324 pages


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World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us  by  Robert B. Louden

World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us by Robert B. Louden
January 10th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 324 pages | ISBN: 9781281165312 | 3.26 Mb

The World We Want compares the future world that Enlightenment intellectuals had hoped for with our own world at present. In what respects do the two worlds differ, and why are they so different? To what extent is and isnt our world the world theyMoreThe World We Want compares the future world that Enlightenment intellectuals had hoped for with our own world at present.

In what respects do the two worlds differ, and why are they so different? To what extent is and isnt our world the world they wanted, and to what extent do we today still want their world? 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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