The Resource The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb, (electronic resource)

The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb, (electronic resource)

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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy
Title
The dream of enlightenment
Title remainder
the rise of modern philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Gottlieb
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period--from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution--Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity--and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today"--dust jacket flap
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Gottlieb, Anthony
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
LC call number
B791
LC item number
.G68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Philosophy, Modern
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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0017743324
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-281) and index
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First edition.
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1 online resource (301 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781631492082
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computer
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rdamedia
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The dream of enlightenment : the rise of modern philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0017743324
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-281) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (301 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781631492082
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustration
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0017743324
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