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by James Schmidt

  • Author: James Schmidt
  • ISBN: 0760785228
  • ISBN13: 978-0760785225
  • ePub: 1799 kb | FB2: 1697 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (2006)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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Making Man in Reason's Image: The Enlightenment and the Birth of Modern Humanity ePub download

For a much better survey of the Enlightenment, particularly for those seeking an introduction to the philosophical context of the period, I recommend "The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries," by Professor Alan Charles Kors.

For a much better survey of the Enlightenment, particularly for those seeking an introduction to the philosophical context of the period, I recommend "The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries," by Professor Alan Charles Kors. If you're a more advanced student of the Enlightenment, you might like the book "The Fate of Reason," by Frederick C. Beiser. One person found this helpful.

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Series: Portable Professor. A series of fourteen lectures discussing the Age of Enlightenment, its great thinkers and the ideals that influenced the architects of the French Revolution and the founding fathers of America, eventually becoming the foundation of modern political, economic and social theory.

The Enlightenment applied scientific reasoning to politics, science, and . The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary Era.

The Enlightenment applied scientific reasoning to politics, science, and religion. It promoted religious tolerance and restored literature, arts, and music as important disciplines worthy of study in colleges. As a result of an extensive book trade with Great Britain, the colonies were well acquainted with European literature almost contemporaneously. Rowman & Littlefield. J. R. Pole, The pursuit of equality in American history (1978) p. 9.

Course Syllabus The Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity The birth of a son to James II in 1688 raised the specter of a permanent Catholic monarchy in England, allied with Louis XIV.

Course Syllabus The Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity. About Your Professor. About Your Professor James Schmidt James Schmidt is a professor of history and political science at Boston University and specializes in the history of European political and social thought from the eighteenth century to the present. The birth of a son to James II in 1688 raised the specter of a permanent Catholic monarchy in England, allied with Louis XIV.

The birth of a son to James II in 1688 raised the specter of a permanent Catholic monarchy in England, allied with Louis XIV.

The Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity Professor James Schmidt. Executive Producer John J. Alexander. James Schmidt James Schmidt is a professor of history and political science at Boston University and specializes in the history of European political and social thought from the eighteenth century to the present.

8 CDs: Eighteenth-century Europe saw a flowering of ideas that shook the social and politcal order. Voltaire, Diderot, Kant, and other great thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment sought to rid society of the shackles of superstition and ignorance by promoting such then-radical ideas as individual rights, religious tolerance, and the power of reason to better mankind...
Bad Sunny
I have to admit that, at first, I was a bit surprised by the contents of this course. Professor Schmidt provides a lot of detailed information about coffee houses, salons, the publication history of the encyclopedia, clandestine societies, learned academies, and other things. But he doesn't tell us why we should consider these facts to be important.

Then, out of the blue, Professor Schmidt mentions Jurgen Habermas. Habermas is a philosopher for whom I have great respect. He is often associated with the Frankfurt School of philosophy, though his ideas go well beyond those commonly attributed to that school.

Why does Prof. Schmidt mention Habermas? He never really explains, so one can only guess. It seems that Prof. Schmidt wants to discuss the way that institutions like coffee houses, salons, clandestine societies, and learned academies changed the way that people thought during the period known as the Enlightenment. He seems to want to argue, in the tradition of Habermas, that these institutions of the "public sphere" are what "made man in reason's image."

There's only one problem. Professor Schmidt never actually makes this argument. Prof. Schmidt describes institutions like learned academies, coffee houses, and salons in excruciating detail. How many coffee houses were there? How many pounds of coffee were used? What is the publication history of the encyclopedia? Who joined learned academies? Who participated in discussions held in salons? But he never explains how these institutions affected thought. So we're left wondering how these institutions affected thought, how they created Enlightenment.

Prof. Schmidt could have created a great course. He could have described the institutions, and also described the way that they affected our thinking. How did people think before these institutions came into being? How did they think afterward? How did these institutions change the way that people think? He describes the institutions, but does not describe their affect on thought. We're left with what amounts to a High School history class: some "facts" from history, but no greater understanding of the reasons that this period of history is known as the Enlightenment.

For a much better survey of the Enlightenment, particularly for those seeking an introduction to the philosophical context of the period, I recommend "The Birth of the Modern Mind: The Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries," by Professor Alan Charles Kors. If you're a more advanced student of the Enlightenment, you might like the book "The Fate of Reason," by Frederick C. Beiser.
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Runeshaper
This audiobook provides a fairly standard introduction to the topic. Like most surveys of the enlightenment it covers the major personalities of the period such as Newton, Voltaire, Diderot and Benjamin Franklin. Being only a survey it only provides a brief biography of each man along with their individual contribution to the age. The book, also like most surveys, provides a survey of the major institutions of this age including salons, coffee houses, the press and book publishers and universities (though coverage of the last is particularly weak). These institutions are briefly introduced along with a discussion of how what each was and how provided it influence. The book is also well read. The author and narrative is always interesting and never monotone. Quite a delight to listen to. If only there were more Professors with such interesting lectures.

The book does have some weaknesses however. The most important of these is the fact that it does not cover the influence of the enlightenment on our current age in terms of scientific, philosophical and religious thought processes (i.e., scientific method, empiricism, secularism). The question of how the enlightenment has led to the currently prevailing lines of scientific, philosophical and religious paradigms is left unanswered.
anneli
As the executive editor of Knowledge Products (during the 1980s) and the chief scriptwriter for KP's "Great Political Thinkers" series, I have had considerable experience with audio presentations of intellectual history. I also have many of the Cds on history and philosophy produced by The Teaching Company, which are generally excellent.

I have been less impressed with the lectures produced by Barnes and Noble Audio, but Professor Schmidt's lectures on the Enlightenment are an outstanding exception. These lectures are as good as anything I have ever heard -- or read, for that matter -- on the Enlightenment, and this covers a lot of ground. It would take a while to explain the reasons for my enthusiastic praise, but take my word for it: This set (14 lectures on 7 Cds) is as good as it gets.

George H. Smith
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