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 The Liberal Symbiosis

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

By the middle of the 1790s Bentley was arrayed against classical liberalism in both its Christian and its economic forms. Those forms had in fact come together in a newly powerful symbiosis, both in ... More


The Reign of Alexander I, 1801–1825

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes Alexander I's reign as one that manifested the culmination of the Age of Reason, of the Enlightenment in Russia, inaugurated by Peter the Great and developed for a century. It ... More


The Instrument of Good

Thomas McFarland

in Romanticism and the Heritage of Rousseau

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182870
eISBN:
9780191673894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182870.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the extraordinarily rich texture woven by the Romantic preoccupation with imagination. It will trace its way into this texture by following a thread supplied by Shelley, ... More


The Reign of Peter the Great

Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

in Russian Identities: A Historical Survey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156508
eISBN:
9780199868230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156508.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the momentous reign of Peter the Great and its impact and influence on Russian intellectual life and culture. It explains that the dominant European intellectual climate of the ... More


Discovering the Social

Kai Erikson

in The Sociologist's Eye: Reflections on Social Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300106671
eISBN:
9780300231779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106671.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter investigates the ways in which European thinkers came to recognize the importance of “the social.” It first considers the cultural temper of the medieval mind in more or less the same ... More


Introduction The Enlightenment—Questions of Geography

in Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book is about understanding the Enlightenment—or to use one parallel term among many, the Age of Reason—geographically. It is, in several senses, an argument about and extended review of the ... More


The Long-Standing Problem

Keith Thomson

in Private Doubt, Public Dilemma: Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300203677
eISBN:
9780300213409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203677.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The conflicts between science and religion are not exclusively a product of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed perhaps the most remarkable ... More


Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Charles W. J. Withers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Enlightenment was the age in which the world became modern, challenging tradition in favor of reason, freedom, and critical inquiry. While many aspects of the Enlightenment have been rigorously ... More


Ideological Hesitancy in Spain 1700-1750

Ivy L. McClelland

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230977
eISBN:
9781846317323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317323
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines several aspects of Spain's polemical Age of Reason, in particular the uncertain shifts in scientific ideas, the developing confusion of philosophical attitudes, the controversial ... More


Subjective images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter focuses on the brilliant thinkers, from Antiquity to the modern age, who have formulated the great visions of time discussed in this book. The temporal philosophy of the Ancient Greeks ... More


The Indispensable Enlightenment: Molière and Voltaire

Jeffrey Hart

in Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087048
eISBN:
9780300130522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087048.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter looks at the period of the Enlightenment, or the Age of Reason. It studies two great and representative authors: Molière and Voltaire. The middle of the seventeenth century saw ... More


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