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heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers.

Carl Lotus Becker

heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers.

by Carl Lotus Becker

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy and religion,
  • Philosophy, Modern

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMary Cady Tew Fund.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination168p.
    Number of Pages168
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13525593M
    OCLC/WorldCa5858280

    In The Heavenly City of Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, Carl Becker seeks to demonstrate that the great thinkers of the Enlightenment were far more in tune with the medieval “climate of opinion” than previously uses the words of St. Thomas Aquinas as a baseline for thirteenth century knowledge, and then goes on to draw comparisons to the works of the philosophes. Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers “demolished the Heavenly City Author: Carl Lotus Becker.

    These essays disclose the fallacy of believing that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. The author demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Ages of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that the philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine only to rebuild it with. "The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment. [It] is likely to beguile and provoke readers for a long time to come.".

    The Heavenly City of the 18th Century Philosophers by A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Rating: % positive. Carl Lotus Becker was an American historian. He is best known for The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (), four lectures on The Enlightenment delivered at Yale University. His assertion that philosophies, in the "Age of Reason," relied far more upon Christian assumptions than they cared to admit, has been influential, but has also been much attacked, Cornell /5(42).


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Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City.

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Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date."Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that, that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world; and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City.