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Translating the EnlightenmentScottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-Century Germany$
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Fania Oz-Salzberger

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198205197

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Translating the Enlightenment
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Fania Oz-salzberger

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205197.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the transmission of political ideas during the Enlightenment. This book compares the Scottish and German Enlightenments, discusses Adam Ferguson's ideas in the context of civic discourse and offers an analysis of the translation of political ideas across languages and cultures. It also analyses the relevant works and views of various philosophers including Isaak Iselin, Christian Garve, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Friedrich Schiller.

Keywords:   Enlightenment, Scotland, Germany, Adam Ferguson, civic discourse, political ideas, Isaak Iselin, Christian Garve, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi

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