David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Philosophy Today 18:9-29 (2002)
In this paper, I differentiate “two Enlightenments,” the mainstream Enlightenment and what I call the “radical Enlightenment,” that is, Enlightenment theory (rationalism, humanism, objectivism) informed by the fact of social oppression. Marxism can be seen as the pioneering example of radical Enlightenment theory, but it is, of course, relatively insensitive to gender and race issues, so we also need to include Enlightenment versions of feminism and critical race theory. I defend the radical Enlightenment against (on one front) the mainstream Enlightenment criticism that it is either already included in the latter, or if excluded, justifiably so, and (on the other front) against anti-Enlightenment criticisms (poststructuralism and some multiculturalists) that in whatever form, Enlightenment theory cannot adequately address social oppression
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Keith Michael Baker & Peter Hanns Reill (eds.) (2001). What's Left of Enlightenment?: A Postmodern Question. Stanford University Press.
Tzvetan Todorov (2008). The Spirit of the Enlightenment. Critical Horizons 9 (2):177-187.
Robert M. Baird (1999). The Deep Spirit of the Enlightenment. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 6 (3/4):1-8.
Graeme Garrard (2006). Counter-Enlightenments: From the Eighteenth-Century to the Present. Routledge.
Dan Edelstein (2010). The Enlightenment: A Genealogy. University of Chicago Press.
Jonathan I. Israel (2006/2008). Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man, 1670-1752. Oxford University Press.
Karen Green (2011). Will the Real Enlightenment Historian Please Stand Up? Catharine Macaulay Versus David Hume. In Stephen Buckle Craig Taylor (ed.), Hume and the Enlightenment. Pickering & Chatto.
Peter Hanns Reill (1975). The German Enlightenment and the Rise of Historicism. University of California Press.
Stephen Miller (2001). Three Deaths and Enlightenment Thought: Hume, Johnson, Marat. Associated University Presses.
Darrin M. McMahon (2001). Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity. Oxford University Press.
Nicholas Maxwell (2007). The Enlightenment, Popper and Einstein. In ShiY (ed.), Knowledge and Wisdom. IOS Press.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads32 ( #66,133 of 1,692,986 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #30,011 of 1,692,986 )
How can I increase my downloads?