The Enlightenment: Critique, Myth, Utopia. Proceedings of the Symposium Arranged by the Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Helsinki 17-18 October 2008

Charlotta Wolff (Editor), Minna Ahokas (Editor), Timo Kaitaro (Editor)

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In this volume, twelve scholars from different disciplines reassess the tradition and reception of the eighteenth-century European Enlightenment. The contributions, written in English and French, pay special attention to less known or relatively neglected aspects of this intellectual movement, revealing features that cannot easily be reduced to the clichés and catchphrases often associated with the Enlightenment. The volume emphasises the historically and geographically versatile heritage of the Enlightenment, examining its intellectual repercussions, the various uses and abuses it has been subjected to, and its complex relationship with more recent movements.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages236
ISBN (Print)978-3-631-62091-5
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeC2 Edited book

Publication series

NameEuropäische Studien zur Ideen- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte
PublisherPeter Lang

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • 611 Philosophy

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