Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

Oxford University Press (2001)
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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.
Keywords Enlightenment  Philosophy, French
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Call number B1925.E5.M39 2001
ISBN(s) 0195158938   0195136853   9780195158939
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