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The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Pierre Saint-Amand

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

We think of the Enlightenment as an era dominated by ideas of progress, production, and industry—not an era that favored the lax and indolent individual. But was the Enlightenment only about the ... More


Media Histories, Media Theories, and Modernity

Nicholas Garnham

in Emancipation, the Media, and Modernity: Arguments about the Media and Social Theory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198742258
eISBN:
9780191695001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198742258.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the debate about history and its relation to the past that springs out of the confrontation between modernity and Enlightenment thought. It also argues that all debates about ... More


Constitutional Violence and Enlightenment Thought

David William Bates

in States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158053
eISBN:
9780231528665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158053.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of how crises of the early twenty-first century, such as the war, terrorism, and economic catastrophe, have focused renewed attention on the ... More


The Nature of Disasters

Marie-Hélène Huet

in The Culture of Disaster

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226358215
eISBN:
9780226358239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358239.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book seeks to show how efforts to understand disastrous events have shaped post-Enlightenment thought. Implicitly or explicitly, disasters mediate philosophical inquiry and shape our creative ... More


Devils, Demons, and the Divine in the Catholic Enlightenment

Ulrich L. Lehner

in The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190232917
eISBN:
9780190232948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232917.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter details the efforts of the Catholic Enlightenment in eradicating superstition from within its ranks, pursuant to the doctrines and reforms set forth by the Council of Trent. Catholicism ... More


The Catholic Learning Curve: Toleration and Tolerance

Ulrich L. Lehner

in The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190232917
eISBN:
9780190232948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232917.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents an overview of the Catholic basis for toleration and tolerance, which existed in the Catholic tradition before these two ideals became widespread within the secular ... More


On Universals: Constructing and Deconstructing Community

Etienne Balibar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288564
eISBN:
9780823290406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288564.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Many on the Left have looked upon “universal” as a dirty word, one that signals liberalism's failure to recognize the masculinist and Eurocentric assumptions from which it proceeds. In rejecting ... More


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