About the Author
Gertrude Himmelfarb taught for twenty-three years at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York, where she was named Distinguished Professor of History in 1978. Now Professor Emeritus, she lives with her husband, Irving Kristol, in Washington, D.C. Her previous books include The De-Moralization of Society: From Victorian Virtues to Modern Values; On Looking into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society; Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians; The New History and the Old; Marriage and Morals Among the Victorians; The Idea of Poverty: England in
the Early Industrial Age; On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill; Victorian Minds (nominated for a National Book Award); Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution; and Lord Acton: A Study in Conscience and Politics.
From the Hardcover edition.
Table of Contents
The British Enlightenment: The Sociology of Virtue
1. “Social Affections” and Religious Dispositions
2. Political Economy and Moral Sentiments
3. Edmund Burkes Enlightenment
4. Radical Dissenters
5. Methodism: “A Social Religion”
6. “The Age of Benevolence”
The French Enlightenment: The Ideology of Reason
The American Enlightenment: The Politics of Liberty