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Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Age of the Enlightenment

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Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Age of the Enlightenment

British and Global Contexts

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Science, Philosophy and Religion in the Age of the Enlightenment by John Gascoigne
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Taking as its focus the wide-ranging character of the Enlightenment, both in geographical and intellectual terms, this second collection of articles by John Gascoigne explores this movement's filiation and influence in a range of contexts. In contrast to some recently influential views it emphasises the evolutionary rather than the revolutionary character of the Enlightenment and its ability to change society by adaptation rather than demolition. This it does by reference, firstly, to developments in Britain tracing the changing views of history in relation to the Biblical account, the ideological uses of science (and particularly the work of Newton) and their connections to developments in moral philosophy and the teaching of science and philosophy in response to Enlightenment modes of thought. The collection then turns to the wider global setting of the Enlightenment and the way in which that movement served to provide a justification for European exploration and expansion, developments which found one of their most potent embodiments in the diverse uses of mapping. The collection concludes with an exploration of the interplay between the experience of Pacific contact and the currents of thought which characterised the Enlightenment in Germany.

Author Biography

John Gascoigne is a Professor in the School of History and Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia
Release date Australia
May 28th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Ashgate Publishing Limited
Pages
328
ISBN-13
9781409400585
Product ID
4117652

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