5 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Avi Lifschitz [16]Avi S. Lifschitz [4]
See also
Profile: Avi Lifschitz (University College London)
  1.  34
    Epicurus in the Enlightenment.Neven Leddy & Avi Lifschitz (eds.) - 2009 - Voltaire Foundation.
    Eighteenth-century Epicureanism is often viewed as radical, anti-religious, and politically dangerous. But to what extent does this simplify the ancient philosophy and underestimate its significance to the Enlightenment? Through a pan-European analysis of Enlightenment centres from Scotland to Russia via the Netherlands, France and Germany, contributors argue that elements of classical Epicureanism were appropriated by radical and conservative writers alike. They move beyond literature and political theory to examine the application of Epicurean ideas in domains as diverse as physics, natural (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  2.  17
    The Arbitrariness of the Linguistic Sign: Variations on an Enlightenment Theme.Avi Lifschitz - 2012 - Journal of the History of Ideas 73 (4):537-557.
    From the late seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth, an important shift occurred in attitudes to the arbitrariness of the first human words. While authors such as Locke and Pufendorf emphasized linguistic arbitrariness and human liberty, mid-eighteenth-century thinkers highlighted the natural aspects of language and the limited scope of freedom and reason. This change is linked to the contemporary view of the cultural world as a natural artifice, strongly molded by social and environmental factors. The article highlights hitherto (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  3.  3
    First Page Preview.Avi Lifschitz - 2004 - History of European Ideas 30 (4).
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4. Engaging with Rousseau: Reaction and Interpretation From the Eighteenth Century to the Present.Avi Lifschitz (ed.) - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau has been cast as a champion of Enlightenment and a beacon of Romanticism, a father figure of radical revolutionaries and totalitarian dictators alike, an inventor of the modern notion of the self, and an advocate of stern ancient republicanism. Engaging with Rousseau treats his writings as an enduring topic of debate, examining the diverse responses they have attracted from the Enlightenment to the present. Such notions as the general will were, for example, refracted through very different prisms during (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  5. Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century.Avi Lifschitz - 2016 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Highlights the importance of language in the social theory, epistemology, and aesthetics of the Enlightenment. Argues that awareness of the historicity and linguistic rootedness of all forms of life was a mainstream Enlightenment notion rather than a feature of the so-called 'Counter-Enlightenment'.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography