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    Human Nature, Cultural Diversity, and the French Enlightenment.Henry Vyverberg - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    In this work, Henry Vyverberg traces the evolution and consequences of a crucial idea in French Enlightenment thought--the idea of human nature. Human nature was commonly seen as a broadly universal, unchanging entity, though perhaps modifiable by geographical, social, and historical factors. Enlightenment empiricism suggested a degree of cultural diversity that has often been underestimated in studies of the age. Evidence here is drawn from Diderot's celebrated Encyclopedia and from a vast range of writing by such Enlightenment notables as Voltaire, (...)
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    Historical Pessimism in the French Enlightenment.Henry Vyverberg - 1958 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
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    The Eighteenth Century Confronts the Gods.Historical Pessimism in the French Enlightenment.R. V. Sampson, Frank E. Manuel & Henry Vyverberg - 1961 - History and Theory 1 (2):202.