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Introduction

TILL WAHNBAECK

in Luxury and Public Happiness: Political Economy in the Italian Enlightenment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199269839
eISBN:
9780191710056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269839.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter presents the central claim of this study which is the critical incorporation of the themes of the European Enlightenment by regional elites, embedded in local intellectual tradition and ... More


A Comparative Look at the Scottish and German Enlightenments

Fania Oz-salzberger

in Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205197
eISBN:
9780191676543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the Scottish Enlightenment and the German Aufklärung, which were among the most lively and distinct national variants of the European Enlightenment. It examines the passage of ... More


Victorian Social Science: From Singular to Plural*

Lawrence Goldman

in The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263266
eISBN:
9780191734854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of social science in Britain and the ways in which it was institutionalised in the nineteenth century. Nineteenth-century social science was the ... More


Introduction

Catherine J. Minter

in The Mind—Body Problem in German Literature 1770–1830: Wezel, Moritz, and Jean Paul

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255993
eISBN:
9780191698293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255993.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the concept of philosophical anthropology during the late 18th century in Germany. A number of German anthropologists during this time are introduced in this chapter, and a few ... More


Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

John J. Clune Jr.

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032177
eISBN:
9780813038308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032177.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Catholicism underwent momentous change as it transitioned to the modern era and the relatively new colonial environments of North America and the Caribbean. Critical to this evolution was the role of ... More


Conclusion

John J. Clune

in Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032177
eISBN:
9780813038308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032177.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on convent reforms in Havana, Cuba, carried out under the auspices of the Spanish Bourbon state and the Catholic Church during the ... More


Conclusion

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Solomon Maimon had two extraordinary accomplishments, one of which is philosophical and the second literary, within the German and Jewish Enlightenments during the late eighteenth century. From a ... More


The Aftermath: Public Opinion in Scotland and England

Michael F. Graham

in The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.003.0025
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the events following the execution of Thomas Aikenhead. Nobody did more than Mungo Craig to blacken Thomas Aikenhead's reputation and to supply the evidence that sent him to ... More


Islam and Modernity: Radical Openness to Interpretation

in Social Theory and Later Modernities: The Turkish Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238881
eISBN:
9781846314094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238881.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter aims to study the connection between Islam and modernity in the Turkish experience. It uncovers the relations between the two through arguing that Turkish society indicates both the ... More


Permanent Re-Enchantments: On Some Literary Uses of the Supernatural from Early Empiricism to Modern Aesthetics

Nicholas Paige

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines secular strategies for rediscovering the supernatural. New understandings of fiction permitted Enlightenment-era Europeans to find an acceptable outlet for their fascination ... More


From the Concept of the Political to the Rule of Law

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/9780231158053.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This concluding chapter summarizes the key points of the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It considers the book's two interconnected claims: that the concept of the political ... More


(IN PLACE OF AN) Introduction: A Picture of Modern Disenchantment

Jeffrey L. Kosky

in Arts of Wonder: Enchanting Secularity - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, Andy Goldsworthy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226451060
eISBN:
9780226451084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451084.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book starts with a picture that serves as a depiction of modern disenchantment. What it shows has become almost commonplace, hardly worth remark, much less, years of obsession. The book presents ... More


Law’s Enchantment: The Cinematic Jurisprudence of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Richard K Sherwin

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines motion pictures from the perspective of jurisprudence, focusing on director Krzysztof Kieslowski's trilogy Three Colours. Kieslowski's main collaborator in this trilogy was ... More


Conclusion: Pope's Essay on Man and the Afterlife of English Freethinking

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers Britain's links to the continental Enlightenments that follow later in the eighteenth century. It describes how the continental reception of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Man ... More


Spinoza on Reason

Michael LeBuffe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190845803
eISBN:
9780190845834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845803.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In metaphysics, Spinoza associates reasons with causes or explanations. He contends that there is a reason for whatever exists and whatever does not exist. In his account of the human mind, Spinoza ... More


The Netherlands, William Carstares, and the Reform of Edinburgh University, 1690–17151

Esther Mijers

in History of Universities: Volume XXV/2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199694044
eISBN:
9780191804861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199694044.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that the University of Edinburgh was one of the greatest academic institutions of the 18th century. Many of its professors were famous people of the European Enlightenment, and ... More


Secondary Differences

Richard Foley

in The Geography of Insight: The Sciences, the Humanities, How they Differ, Why They Matter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190865122
eISBN:
9780190879174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865122.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that inquiries in the sciences ideally move toward an endpoint, a definitive account that is accurate and complete, and on which there is consensus, whereas issues in the ... More


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