Building A Bridge to the 18th Century

Building A Bridge to the 18th Century

How the Past Can Improve Our Future

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A leading cultural and social critic explores the key humane ideas that emerged out of eighteenth-century philosophy and science to analyze their relevance to the modern world, arguing that by rediscovering the lessons of history, we can dramatically enhance the quality of life for the future. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

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Putting a twist on a recent presidential campaign slogan, Postman (culture and communications, New York U.) offers the Enlightenment as a model for creating a humane future. Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, Adam Smith, Thomas Paine, Jefferson, and Franklin are some of the luminaries he recommends for ideas on inductive science, religious and political freedom, popular education, rational commerce, the nation state, progress, and happiness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Explores the key humane ideas that emerged out of 18th-century philosophy and science to analyze their relevance to the modern world

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1999
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 213 p
ISBN: 9780375401299
0375401296
Branch Call Number: 909.825 Pos

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Sep 23, 2017

Although getting close to twenty years old, its message is still relevant (indeed given the digital skullduggery in recent elections, perhaps even more important), and anyone living in developed modern nations could find it useful and edifying.

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