The Age of Enlightenment: The 18th Century Philosophers
New American Library, 1984 - Enlightenment - 282 pages
In this stimulating volume, Sir Isaiah Berlin lucidy and succinctly presents commentaties on, and selections from, the basic writings of the brilliant philosophers Berkeley, Locke, Hume, and others - women who believed that science's achievements in the material world could be translated into philosphical terms. The challenging ideas of these great thinkers - and their equally great critics - remain the classical foundation of liberal humanism and rationsim in the West, so unparalleled for their lucidity, courage, hatred of darkness, and love of truth that they are of vital interest to men and women today.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vegetarian - LibraryThing
I read it in high school. Tedious, to be sure, for a 14-year old, but it started my thinking critically about worldview and the gathering of knowledge that can be assembled into worldviews. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing
This is a good exposure to the rich thought of the eighteenth century. A vibrant, fertile period of philosophy, this book gives a decent selection of the many thinkers who recorded their views at the time. Read full review