The Age of Reason Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

The Age of Reason

  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1938
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:222240776

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The Age of Reason Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

The Age of Reason

  • Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1947
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN 10 : 0679738959

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The middle-aged protagonist of Sartre's philosophical novel, set in 1938, refuses to give up his ideas of freedom, despite the approach of the war

Age of Reason Book

Age of Reason

  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 1942842171

Age of Reason Excerpt :

Age of Reason, The Definitive Edition, includes Paine's original two volumes of Age of Reason, plus his third volume which remained unreleased until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson convinced Paine not to publish his third volume in 1802, as Paine originally intended, out of fear of the backlash it may cause. Now, thanks to this edition of Paine's Age of Reason, the modern reader can enjoy Paine's three-volume original work in one distinguished manuscript.

Faith in the Age of Reason Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Faith in the Age of Reason

  • Author : Jonathan Hill
  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Church history
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0745951309

Faith in the Age of Reason Excerpt :

This excellent addition to the Lion Histories series explores one of the most interesting periods of history - the Enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book begins by describing how the Middle Ages came to an end with the Renaissance and the Reformation, setting the scene for the Enlightenment. Jonathan Hill then takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the central themes and characters of this turbulent period.

Flesh in the Age of Reason Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Flesh in the Age of Reason

  • Author : Roy Porter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2005-01-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141912257

Flesh in the Age of Reason Excerpt :

'As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun. Whether he is quoting from obscure medical texts or analysing scabrous diaries, dishing the dirt on long-dead bigwigs or evoking sympathy for human suffering, his grasp is masterly and his erudition appealing. I wish I could read it again for the first time: you can.' Times Educational Supplement, Book of the Week In this startlingly brilliant sequel to the prize-winning ENLIGHTENMENT Roy Porter completes his lifetime's work, offering a magical, enthusiastic and charming account of the writings of some of the most attractive figures ever to write English.

The Works of Thomas Paine Book

The Works of Thomas Paine

  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1796
  • Genre: Political science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : BSB:BSB10770180

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The Age of Reason Book

The Age of Reason

  • Author : Tony Allan
  • Publisher : Reader's Digest Association
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Civilization, Modern
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 0276445163

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This fourth volume in 'The Adventure of Discovery & Inventions' series covers the years 1600 to 1750, the Age of Reason. The intellectual revolution of the Renaissance inspired thinkers to discover more about the workings of the world. By applying powers of reason - observation, analysis, experimentation - scientists reached deeper levels of understanding in many areas, from human anatomy and the circulation of the blood to the transmission of light and the force of gravity. Many discoveries were made possible by new tools, such as the microscope, reflecting telescope, vernier calliper, sextant and Roberval balance, that were invented in the 17th and early 18th centuries. But the primary tool of the Scientific Revolution was mathematics, believed to be the quintessential expression of the rational mind, which emerged from the shadows of philosophy, much as scientists broke free from the confines of theology, to take a pre-eminent role in scholarship.

Rose Cross and the Age of Reason  The Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Rose Cross and the Age of Reason The

  • Author : Christopher McIntosh
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438435619

Rose Cross and the Age of Reason The Excerpt :

Examines the relationship between diverse iterations of Rosicrucianism and the philosophy of the Enlightenment.

The Lost Age of Reason Book

The Lost Age of Reason

  • Author : Jonardon Ganeri
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-27
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191025884

The Lost Age of Reason Excerpt :

The Lost Age of Reason deals with a fascinating and rich episode in the history of philosophy, one from which those who are interested in the nature of modernity and its global origins have a great deal to learn. Early modernity in India consists in the formation of a new philosophical self, one which makes it possible meaningfully to conceive of oneself as engaging the ancient and the alien in conversation. The ancient texts are now not thought of as authorities to which one must defer, but regarded as the source of insight in the company of which one pursues the quest for truth. This new attitude implies a change in the conception of one's duties towards the past. After reconstructing the historical intellectual context in detail, and developing a suitable methodological framework, Ganeri reviews work on the concept of knowledge, the nature of evidence, the self, the nature of the categories, mathematics, realism, and a new language for philosophy. A study of early modern philosophy in India has much to teach us today - about the nature of modernity as such, about the reform of educational institutions and its relationship to creative research, and about cosmopolitan identities in circumstances of globalisation.

The Writings of Thomas Paine Book

The Writings of Thomas Paine

  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Political science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000004270973

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Enlightenment Now Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Enlightenment Now

  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698177888

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. By the author of the new book, Rationality. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

The Age of Reason Begins Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Age of Reason Begins

  • Author : Will Durant
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1961
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 729
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671013202

The Age of Reason Begins Excerpt :

Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe

American Enlightenments Book

American Enlightenments

  • Author : Caroline Winterer
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300224566

American Enlightenments Excerpt :

A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World. In this revelatory work, Stanford historian Caroline Winterer argues that a national mythology of a unitary, patriotic era of enlightenment in America was created during the Cold War to act as a shield against the threat of totalitarianism, and that Americans followed many paths toward political, religious, scientific, and artistic enlightenment in the 1700s that were influenced by European models in more complex ways than commonly thought. Winterer’s book strips away our modern inventions of the American national past, exploring which of our ideas and ideals are truly rooted in the eighteenth century and which are inventions and mystifications of more recent times.

Common Sense  The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of ThomasPaine Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Common Sense The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of ThomasPaine

  • Author : Thomas Paine
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-07-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101219508

Common Sense The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of ThomasPaine Excerpt :

A volume of Thomas Paine's most essential works, showcasing one of American history's most eloquent proponents of democracy. Upon publication, Thomas Paine’s modest pamphlet Common Sense shocked and spurred the foundling American colonies of 1776 to action. It demanded freedom from Britain—when even the most fervent patriots were only advocating tax reform. Paine’s daring prose paved the way for the Declaration of Independence and, consequently, the Revolutionary War. For “without the pen of Paine,” as John Adams said, “the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.” Later, his impassioned defense of the French Revolution, Rights of Man, caused a worldwide sensation. Napoleon, for one, claimed to have slept with a copy under his pillow, recommending that “a statue of gold should be erected to [Paine] in every city in the universe.” Here in one volume, these two complete works are joined with selections from Pain's other major essays, “The Crisis,” “The Age of Reason,” and “Agrarian Justice.” Includes a Foreword by Jack Fruchtman Jr. and an Introduction by Sidney Hook

The Age of Revelation Book

The Age of Revelation

  • Author : Elias Boudinot
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1801
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 332

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