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The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers

Carl Lotus Becker

The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers

by Carl Lotus Becker

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy and religion.,
  • Philosophy, Modern.,
  • Eighteenth century.,
  • History -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Carl L. Becker.
    SeriesThe Storrs lectures, Storrs lectures
    The Physical Object
    Pagination168 p. ;
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22899759M

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    Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers “demolished Author: Carl Lotus Becker. This title challenges the belief that the 18th century was essentially modern in its temper. Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers.


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I wish the name was The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophes, for it would bring the book into a focused direction. Carl Becker himself makes this distinction in the beginning of the book, but chooses to follow thorough with the capitalized "Philosophers" instead of the much nuanced philosophes/5.

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Augustine only. Yet in some respects The Heavenly City presents an almost uncanny anticipation of the "postmodern" reading of the eighteenth century." [— "The Pre-Postmodernism of Carl Becker", p.in Postmodernism and the Enlightenment (), Daniel Gordon editor] Nevertheless, Becker supported the Spanish Republicans.

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Yale University Press pages By Roger Bunn. J In Becker’s book The Heavenly City Of Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, the age of reason replaces the previous beliefs that god was the answer to everything. The eighteenth. Get this from a library.

The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers. [Carl L Becker] -- "Lectures delivered in the School of law in Yale university on the Storrs foundation April, "--Pref."Published on the Mary Cady Tew memorial fund."st prelim. leaf. In The Heavenly City of Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, Carl Becker seeks to demonstrate that the great thinkers of the Enlightenment were far more in tune with the medieval “climate of opinion” than previously uses the words of St.

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the Heavenly City is described as "A charming series of essays, stressing the similarities between the eighteenth-century Age of Reason and the medieval Age of Faith" (II, 92). There are many other examples. SFor Becker's remark, see the Heavenly City, p.

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