The Dream of Enlightenment : The Rise of Modern Philosophy

    The Dream of Enlightenment : The Rise of Modern Philosophy / Anthony Gottlieb, narrator Derek Perkins (äänikirja)

    The author of the classic The Dream of Reason vividly explains the rise of modern thought.Western philosophy is now two-and-a-half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period—from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution—Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy.As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to...

    Philosophy Nonfiction idealism (theories) idealism (attitudes) Greek language literature philosophers freedom of will religious spirituality botanists urban culture history of science Aristotelianism rationalism theory of knowledge

    Blackstone Audio
    ENG EISBN:9781504688628