- Uitgever:Princeton University Press
- Aantal Pagina's:384
The Philosophy of the Enlightenment
In this classic work of intellectual history, Ernst Cassirer provides both a cogent synthesis & a penetrating analysis of one of history's greatest intellectual epochs: the Enlightenment. Arguing that there was a common foundation beneath the diverse strands of thought of this period, he shows how Enlightenment philosophers drew upon the ideas of preceding centuries even while radically transforming them to fit the modern world. In Cassirer's view, the Enlightenment liberated philosophy from the realm of pure thought & restored it to its true place as an active & creative force thru which knowledge of the world is achieved.