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Postscript: The Idea of “New Enlightenment” [Nouvelles Lumières] and the Contradictions of Universalism

Étienne Balibar

in Political Theology and Early Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226314976
eISBN:
9780226314990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314990.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Recognizing the Enlightenment as an historical moment with its roots in the early modernity of Spinoza, this chapter argues that enlightenment is also an ongoing possibility for thought, political ... More


Abandoned to Ourselves

Peter A. Meyers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300172058
eISBN:
9780300178050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300172058.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book shows how the centerpiece of the Enlightenment—society as the symbol of collective human life and as the fundamental domain of human practice—was primarily composed and animated by its most ... More


Witchcraft Trials: The Death of the Devil and the Specter of Hypocrisy in 1692

Sarah Rivett

in The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835241
eISBN:
9781469600789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835241.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter narrates the 1692 Salem witchcraft trial. On 9 May of that year, George Burroughs was found guilty of torturing several girls, all under the age of 19. According to this chapter, the ... More


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