The Enlightenment and Why it Still Matters
Telling the story of how the modern, Western view was born The Enlightenment and Why It Still Matters explains how the idea of a universal, global and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination.
Pagden explains how the new 'science of man' postulated by the Enlightenment thinkers was based upon a vision of humanity made up of autonomous individuals, free from the constraints imposed by custom, prejudice and religion.
This work passionately argues that this 'human science' provided the philosophical grounding of the modern, inspiring the creation of the League of Nations, the United Nation and the European Union.
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Dimensions||15.6 x 3.4 x 23.3 cm|
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