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Bodies of ThoughtScience, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Bodies of Thought: Science, Religion, and the Soul in the Early Enlightenment

Ann Thomson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236190
eISBN:
9780191717161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236190.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Examining the development of a secular, purely material conception of human beings in the early Enlightenment, this book provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual culture of this period, and ... More

Enchanted Europe

Enchanted Europe

Euan Cameron

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257829
eISBN:
9780191698477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257829.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Since the dawn of history people have used charms and spells to try to control their environment, and forms of divination to try to foresee the otherwise unpredictable chances of life. Many of these ... More

Enlightenment ContestedPhilosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

The author presents the first major reassessment of the Western Enlightenment for a generation. Continuing the story he began in Radical Enlightenment, and now focusing his attention on the first ... More

Language and EnlightenmentThe Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Avi Lifschitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

What is the role of language in human cognition? Could we attain self-consciousness and construct our civilisation without language? Such were the questions at the basis of eighteenth-century debates ... More

Radical EnlightenmentPhilosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206088
eISBN:
9780191676970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206088.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

Arguably the most decisive shift in the history of ideas in modern times was the complete demolition during the late 17th and 18th centuries — in the wake of the Scientific Revolution — of ... More

Rebellious PrussiansUrban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Rebellious Prussians: Urban Political Culture under Frederick the Great and his Successors

Florian Schui

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199593965
eISBN:
9780191750724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593965.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

Prussian discipline is legendary. Arguments about the oppressive nature of the Prussian state and the shadow that it allegedly cast on the development of civil society have been central to debates ... More

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Darrin M. McMahon and Samuel Moyn (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This book is a collection of essays by leading practitioners of modern European intellectual history, reflecting on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the field. The essays each ... More

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