Light in Germany : Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment
By: Reed, T. J.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (299 p.).ISBN: 9780226205243.Subject(s): Cosmopolitanism -- Germany -- History -- 18th century | Enlightenment -- Germany | Germany -- Intellectual life -- 18th century | Germany -- Social life and customs -- 18th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Light in Germany : Scenes from an Unknown EnlightenmentDDC classification: 943.05 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Preface; References, Translations, and Usage; Introduction: . . . or Darkness?; 1. Coming of Age: The Primal Scene; 2. A World of Our Own: An Epistemology for Action; 3. Hope in History: Making the Past Serve the Future; 4. Talking to Tyrants: Pens against Power; 5. Cosmopolitan Quandaries: Among Savages, Far and Near; 6. The Empty Heavens: From Dogma to Ethics; 7. Apples and After: The Gravity of Science; 8. Good Guardianship: Light through Education; 9. Communication and Beyond: Means or End?; 10. The Full Earth: A Lyrical Enlightenment
11. Peace in Whose Time? : The Ultimate PrizeA Conclusion? : Toward Enlightenment; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Germany's political and cultural past from ancient times through World War II has dimmed the legacy of its Enlightenment, which these days is far outshone by those of France and Scotland. In this book, Jim Reed clears the dust away from eighteenth-century Germany, bringing the likes of Kant, Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and Gotthold Lessing into a coherent and focused beam that shines within European intellectual history and reasserts the important role of Germany's Enlightenment. Reed looks closely at the arguments, achievements, conflicts, and controversies of these major thinkers
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