Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment (review)

Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (4):667-668 (2006)

Timothy Costelloe
College of William and Mary
Timothy M. Costelloe - Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 44.4 667-668 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents Reviewed by Timothy M. Costelloe The College of William and Mary Katerina Deligiorgi. Kant and the Culture of Enlightenment. Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 2005. Pp. xi + 248. Cloth, $70.00. At a time when our attention is overwhelmed by the practical manifestations of power in pursuit of personal, political, and economic gain, it is timely to read a book urging the spirit of the Enlightenment as a palliative for contemporary ills. In Katerina Deligiorgi's recent study, Kant is the spectre haunting the halls of the Enlightenment project, reminding the living that it is a "culture" shaped by the "social ideal" of rational enquiry, self-criticism, and public debate ...
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