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The idea of Enlightenment : a post-mortem study / Robert C. Bartlett.

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Subject: Strauss, Leo.
Strauss, Leo.
Political science > Philosophy.
Rationalism > History.
Faith and reason.
Siècle des lumières.
Science politique > Philosophie.
Rationalisme > Histoire.
Foi et raison.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781442675957
  • ISBN: 1442675950
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 224 pages)
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, ©2001.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The Collapse of the Modern Enlightenment -- The Contemporary Consensus -- The Project of Enlightenment and the Foundation of Modern Political Rationalism: Notes on Bayle and Montesquieu -- On the Possibility of a Return to Premodern Rationalism: Alasdair MacIntyre and Leo Strauss -- An Introduction to the Ancient Enlightenment -- Politics and the Divine in the Ancient Community: On Thucydides': War of the Peloponnesians and Athenians -- The Original Understanding of Enlightenment: On the 'Cave' in: Plato's Republic -- The Limits of Enlightenment: Aristotle's: Politics.
Summary: An exploration of the roots of the contemporary dissatisfaction with the modern Enlightenment. The author argues that the heralded ""death of God"" has been rapidly followed by the death of reason.

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