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Partnership in Glory: Newton and Locke Through the Enlightenment and Beyond

  • Mordechai Feingold
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Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire des Idées / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 123)

Abstract

Many names have been given to the eighteenth century: first and foremost the “Enlightenment,” but also the “Century of Light,” the “Age of Reason,” and even the “Age of Newton.” In view of the complex nature of the century, it is not surprising that such grand titles — and, more importantly, the unity of doctrine they imply — have been increasingly challenged. Which Enlightenment? What Reason? Whose Light? are just a few of the questions being posed by a new breed of historians determined to rid the eighteenth century of its traditionally one-dimensional interpretation. Certainly their probing has radically altered our perception of the period, giving it a depth and complexity missing a generation ago.

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Eighteenth Century Moral Philosophy Single Vision Natural Religion Imaginary Dialogue 
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  • Mordechai Feingold
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  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA

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