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Democratic Enlightenment: Philosophy, Revolution, and Human Rights 1750-1790 [Paperback]

Jonathan Israel
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Table of Contents

  • 1: Introduction
  • <b>Part 1: The Radical Challenge</b>
  • 2: Nature and Providence: Earthquakes and the Human Condition
  • 3: The Encyclopédie Suppressed (1752-60)
  • 4: Rousseau against the Philosophes
  • 5: Voltaire, Enlightenment, and the European Courts
  • 6: Anti-Philosophes
  • 7: Central Europe: Aufklärung divided
  • <b>Part II: Rationalizing the Ancien Régime</b>
  • 8: Hume, Scepticism, and Moderation
  • 9: Scottish Enlightenment and Man's Progress
  • 10: Enlightened Despotism
  • 11: Aufklärung and the Fracturing of German Protestant Culture
  • 12: Catholic Enlightenment: the Papacy's Retreat
  • 13: Society and the Rise of the Italian revolutionary Enlightenment
  • 14: Spain and the Challenge of Reform
  • <b>Part III: Europe and the Re-Making of the World</b>
  • 15: The Histoire Philosophique, or Colonialism Overturned
  • 16: The American Revolution
  • 17: Europe and the Amerindians
  • 18: Philosophy and Revolt in Ibero-America (1765-92)
  • 19: Commercial Despotism: Dutch Colonialism in Asia
  • 20: China, Japan, and the West
  • 21: India and the Two Enlightenments
  • 22: Russia's Greeks, Poles, and Serfs
  • <b>Part IV: Spinoza Controversies in the Later Enlightenment</b>
  • 23: Rousseau, Spinoza and the 'General Will'
  • 24: Radical Break-Through
  • 25: The Pantheismusstreit (1780-87)
  • 26: Kant and the Radical Challenge
  • 27: Goethe, Schiller and the new "Dutch Revolt against Spain"
  • <b>Part V: Revolution</b>
  • 28: 1788-9: the "General Revolution" begins
  • 29: The Diffusion
  • 30: 'Philosophy' as the Maker of Revolutions
  • 31: Aufklärung and the Secret Societies (1776-92)
  • 32: Small State Revolution in the 1780s
  • 33: The Dutch Democratic Revolution of the 1780s
  • 34: The French Revolution: from 'Philosophy' to Basic Human Rights (1788-90)
  • 35: Epilogue: 1789 as an Intellectual Revolution

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