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Counter-Enlightenments : From the Eighteenth Century to the Present - Graeme Garrard


From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2005
ISBN: 9780415187251
Number Of Pages: 224

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The Enlightenment and its legacy are still actively debated, with the Enlightenment acting as a key organizing concept in philosophy, social theory and the history of ideas.

Counter-Enlightenments is the first full-length study to deal with the history and development of counter-enlightenment thought from its inception in the eighteenth century right through to the present. Engaging in a critical dialogue with Isaiah Berlin's work, this book analyzes the concept of counter-enlightenment and some of the most important issues and problems it raises.

Graeme Garrard explores the diverse forms of thought in this field, with a wide-ranging review of the principle figures of the past two hundred and fifty years, and an incisive assessment of the persuasiveness of the most common and important criticisms of the Enlightenment.

Introduction Cleaning the Stables
The Enlightenment Perversion of Reason
Overview of the Book
First Shots
Rousseau?s Counter-Enlightenment Republic of Virtue
Prophet of the Secret Heart
Counter-Enlightenment and Counter-Revolution
A Philosophic Revolution
The Triple Conspiracy Against Throne, Altar and Society
Crime and Punishment
The Return of Faith and Feeling
The Mighty Womb of Revelations
Night, Sacred Night
Midnight of the Soul
Interlude: The Strange Case of Friedrich Nietzsche and the Enlightenment
We Children of the Enlightenment
Nietzsche?s Turn Against the Enlightenment
Enlightened Totalitarianism
From Marx to Max WeberCounter-Enlightenment Liberalism
The Epigones of Burke
The Postmodern Challenge Introduction
The Disciplinary Society
Androcentric Enlightenment
The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Rorty
Enlightenment and Nothingness
The Road to Nowhere
The Failure of the ?
Enlightenment Project?
Gray?s Elegy
Hits and Misses
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ISBN: 9780415187251
ISBN-10: 0415187257
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1