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Light in Germany: Scenes from an Unknown Enlightenment

T. J. Reed

Abstract

The purpose of this book is to show the quality of German eighteenth-century writing and the continuing vital relevance of its ideas. The ‘scenes’ from this ‘unknown Enlightenment’ connect the principle of freedom of thought with all areas of its culture: epistemology, history, drama, poetry, travel, ethics, aesthetics, science, education, communication, and proposals for permanent peace. That makes a coherent overall argument, but the chapters can be read as studies of the individual themes.

Keywords: Enlightenment, Germany, eighteenth century, Immanuel Kant, Leopold von Ranke, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226205106
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226205243.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T. J. Reed, author
Queen's College, Oxford