However, despite the apparent unity, the book features an important diversity of paths of analysis and positions - an entire argumentative arsenal - to confront the question of what to do with the Enlightenment
Part of the problem lies in the insufficient philosophical exploration of the Enlightenment
. Manjapra identifies Enlightenment
science with three features; "the search for rational universal laws that authoritatively categorized, arranged and ordered the natural and the human domains" (8); "the idea of the 'rational' individual as the observer, knower, and master of his or her environment" (8); and "positivistic subjectivism" (10).
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Critique: Exceptionally well written so as to be fully accessible to the non-specialist reader and of enduring value to advanced students of metaphysics and spirituality, "The Psychic & Spiritual Awareness Manual: A Guide to DIY Enlightenment
" is very highly recommended and thoroughly 'user friendly'.
Although Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) focuses mainly on Europe's self-serving nineteenth-century version of instrumentalized knowledge, the account resonates with critiques that implicate the Enlightenment
, including Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer's account of its quick march to fascism and death camps in the twentieth century and Michel Foucault's critique of the Enlightenment
as a facade for will-to-power.
The essays explore the value of the Counter-Enlightenment to the preservation of values pluralism against what Berlin saw as the overreaching universalism of the Enlightenment
, as well as the importance of focusing on the particular and the historical in understanding human relations.
Before his death in 2006, Robert Wokler sought to collect some of his seminal essays on Rousseau and the Enlightenment
and publish them in one volume.
MOVE OVER, VOLTAIRE, AND MAKE ROOM for Yu Kilchun, Rammohan Roy, and a host of other strangers in the Enlightenment
In "Feeling across Borders: The Europeanization of Russian Nobility through Emotional Patterns," one of the ten essays in the collection entitled Enlightenment
Cosmopolitanism, Andrei Zorin relates a historical incident that captures the fundamental thrust of the collection.
The oblique nature of Kant's response here has left open room for, if not actively generated, a great deal of further speculation as to what Enlightenment
actually is-in this sense, one might suggest, Kant's statement is true indeed to the spirit of the Enlightenment
Until recent decades, most students of Catholic history would have viewed the notion of a Catholic Enlightenment
as a contradiction in terms.
Ain't What It's Cracked Up to Be pairs a memoir of Robert K.C.
The Religious Enlightenment
: Protestants, Jews, and Catholics from London to Vienna, by David Sorkin.
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
. Edited by Brett C.