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Enlightenment Shadows

Genevieve Lloyd


The idea of the Enlightenment has become a touchstone for emotional and often contradictory articulations of contemporary western values. Enlightenment Shadows is a study of the place of Enlightenment thought in intellectual history and of its continued relevance. It focuses especially on what is distinctive in ideas of intellectual character offered by key Enlightenment thinkers—on their attitudes to belief and scepticism; on their optimism about the future; and on the uncertainties and instabilities which nonetheless often lurk beneath their use of imagery of light. The book is organized aro ... More

Keywords: Keywords: Enlightenment, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hume, Smith, d’Alembert, Diderot, Kant, judgement, imagination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669561
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Genevieve Lloyd, author
University of New South Wales