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100 _aKenny, Anthony
245 _aEnlightenment : a very brief history
260 _bSociety for the Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK),
_aLondon :
300 _axvii, 126 p. ;
_c19 cm
365 _b9.99
490 _aA very brief history ;
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 _a[Part One] -- The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to the Enlightenment explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context in which it emerged, and the major thinkers and writings to which it gave birth. What was its impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas and values connected with it? [Part Two] -- The Legacy (Why does it matter?) This second part explores the intellectual and cultural `afterlife' of the Enlightenment, and considers the ways in which its impact has lasted and been developed in different contexts by later generations. Why is it still considered important today? In what ways is its legacy contested or resisted? And what aspects of its legacy are likely to continue to influence the world in the future?
650 _aEnlightenment
650 _aAtheism
650 _aMontesquie
650 _aHume;
650 _aVoltaire
650 _aDiderot
650 _aSmith
650 _aGibbon
650 _aBentham
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