A case for the Enlightenment, ten essays

Frits van Holthoon
ISBN 978-3-8325-4447-8
204 pages, year of publication: 2017
price: 29.80 EUR

Stichworte/keywords: Enlightenment, Salons, David Hume, Adam Smith, Voltaire

The message of these essays is that the Enlightenment should not be regarded as a revolutionary programme for the future. The philosophers of the Enlightenment hoped to educate individuals in the light of modern science according to Kant's adage: Aude sapere and did not want to change the structure of society.

F.L.van Holthoon is emeritus professor of social history in the University of Groningen.

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