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The Enlightenment and science in eighteenth-century France.

Colm Kiernan

The Enlightenment and science in eighteenth-century France.

by Colm Kiernan

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Published by The Voltaire Foundation in Banbury [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy,
  • Science -- History -- France

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    SeriesStudies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century -- v.59A
    The Physical Object
    Pagination249 p.
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23313606M

      Artisanal Enlightenment (Hardcover) Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France. By Paola Bertucci. Yale University Press, , pp. Publication Date: . Nothing is considered more natural than the connection between Isaac Newton’s science and the modernity that came into being during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Terms like “Newtonianism” are routinely taken as synonyms for “Enlightenment” and “modern” thought, yet the particular conjunction of these terms has a history full of accidents and contingencies. Modern physics.

      By way of archival analysis, the intellectual historian from the University of St. Andrews paints a new picture over the narrative that nation-states were the beginning of democracy, making a compelling argument to the contrary: By the end of the eighteenth century, nation-states became another iteration of empire, driven by a desire for power. France was the center of the Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century, but there were important thinkers that belong to the movement in other countries, such as Vico and Beccaria in Italy, Lessing, Herder, and Kant in Germany, and Hume, Adam Smith, and Bentham in Britain.

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