The Portable Enlightenment Reader
By (author) Isaac Kramnick
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Portable Enlightenment Reader by Isaac Kramnick
Book DescriptionThe Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers in Europe and America planted the seeds for modern liberalism, cultural humanism, science and technology, and laissez-faire Capitalism. This volume brings together works from this era, with more than 100 selections from a range of sources. It includes examples by Kant, Diderot, Voltaire, Newton, Rousseau, Locke, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Paine that demonstrate the pervasive impact of Enlightenment views on philosophy and epistemology as well as on political, social, and economic institutions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140245660
(206mm x 130mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Isaac Kramnick
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, Paperback (July 2015)
Criticizes the 'brute engine' of government for systematizing oppression of individual liberty in the name of law and order, and calls for the abolition of all forms of rule and for the institution of an anarchist society based on the principles of simplicity, sincerity and equality.
Cornell, Hardback (July 2014)
The history of Cornell since World War II, Altschuler and Kramnick believe, is in large part a set of variations on the narrative of freedom and its partner, responsibility, the obligation to others and to one's self to do what is right and useful, with a principled commitment to the Cornell community-and to the world outside the Eddy Street gate.
Democracy in America, Paperback (October 2007)
The Norton Critical Edition presents Tocqueville's classic text in the Henry Reeves translation.
Godless Constitution, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Isaac Kramnick
"A timely, well-written and scholarly polemic for the separation of church and state."--Bernard Crick, The New Statesman
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Author Biography - Isaac Kramnick
Isaac Kramnick was born in 1938 and educated at Harvard University, where he received a B.A. degree in 1959 and a Ph.D. in 1965, and at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, Yale and Cornell, where he is now Professor of Government. He is married to Miriam Brody Kramnick and lives in Ithaca, New York. Among his publications are Bolingbroke and His Circle, The Rage of Edmund Burke and numerous articles on eighteenth century topics. He has edited William Godwin s Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and, with Michael Foot, The Thomas Paine Reader for the Penguin Classics. Most recently he is the author, with Barry Sheerman, MP, of Laski: A Lift on the Left."
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