The Enlightenment and Modernity

Norman Geras Robert Wokler January1 07, 2018

This collection of essays is addressed to the legacy of Enlightenment thought, with respect to eighteenth century notions of human nature, human rights, representative democracy or the nation state, and with regard to the barbarism, including the Holocaust, allegedly unleashed by eighteenth century ideals of civilization Each author offers an interpretation of modern or pThis collection of essays is addressed to the legacy of Enlightenment thought, with respect to eighteenth century notions of human nature, human rights, representative democracy or the nation state, and with regard to the barbarism, including the Holocaust, allegedly unleashed by eighteenth century ideals of civilization Each author offers an interpretation of modern or postmodern philosophy against the background of a so called Enlightenment Project, envisaged as the conceptual ghost that haunts modernity.


  • Title: The Enlightenment and Modernity
  • Author: Norman Geras Robert Wokler
  • ISBN: 9780312223854
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
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