A case for the Enlightenment, ten essays

Frits van Holthoon

ISBN 978-3-8325-4447-8
204 pages, year of publication: 2017
price: 29.80 €
The message of these essays is that the Enlightenment should not be regarded as a revolutionary programme for the future. The philosophers of the Enlightenment hoped to educate individuals in the light of modern science according to Kant's adage: Aude sapere and did not want to change the structure of society.

F.L.van Holthoon is emeritus professor of social history in the University of Groningen.

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  • Enlightenment
  • Salons
  • David Hume
  • Adam Smith
  • Voltaire


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