Enlightenment Contested

Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752
Author(s): 
Israel, Jonathan I.
ISBN: 
0199279225
Date published: 
October 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£30.00

The first major reassessment of the Western Enlightenment for a generation. Continuing the story he began in Radical Enlightenment, Jonathan Israel now focuses on the first half of the eighteenth century. He traces to their roots the core principles of Western modernity: the primacy of reason, democracy, racial equality, feminism, religious toleration, sexual emancipation, and freedom of expression.