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Ordering the World in the Eighteenth Century (Studies in Modern History)

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The Eighteenth century is often represented, applying Tom Paine's phrase, as "The Age of Reason": an age when progressive ideals triumphed over autocracy and obscurantism, and when notions of order and balance shaped consciousness in every sphere of human knowledge. Yet the debates which surrounded the development of eighteenth-century thought were always open to troubling doubts. Was nature itself truly an ordered entity, as Newton had argued, or was it a mass of chaotic, randomly moving atoms, as some materialist thinkers believed? This book explores the tensions and conflicts in these debates through a series of interdisciplinary essays from leading international scholars, each challenging the idea that the eighteenth century was an age of order.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Concepts of Order in the Eighteenth Century, Their Scope and Their Frailties--D.Donald * PART I: THE ORDERING OF THE WORLD AND OF HUMAN AFFAIRS * Providence, Predestination and Progress: Or, Did the Enlightenment Fail?--J.C.D.Clark * 'One is All, and All is One': The Great Chain of Being in Berkley's Siris--C.Bradatan * Ordering the Political World: The Pattern of Politics in Eighteenth-Century Britain--F.O'Gorman * The Ordering of Family and Gender in the Age of Enlightenment--R.Sweet * PART II: THE ORDERING OF KNOWLEDGE: BRIDGING NATURE AND CULTURE * FTlibien and the Circle of Colbert: A Re-Evaluation of the Hierarchy of Genres--B.Anderman * The Values of the Mineral Kingdom and the French Republic--J.Simon * The Système Figuré des Conaissances Humaines and the Structure of Knowledge in the Encyclopédie--D.Adams * 'Encircling the Arts and Sciences': British Encyclopaedism after the French Revolution--J.Hawley * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781403938206
Author:
O'Gorman, Frank; Donald, Diana
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
O'Gorman, Frank; Donald, Diana
Editor:
O'Gorman, Frank
Editor:
Donald, Diana
Author:
Donald, Diana
Author:
O'Gorman, Frank
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Enlightenment
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- 18th century.
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in Modern History
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.625 in

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