This movement evidences the violence and global inequalities that persist as an effect, that is not at all paradoxical, of Enlightenment
principles that remain firmly tethered to the form of its critical matrix.
(Besides the one reference, Foucault never returns in the entire book.) The intellectual project of the Enlightenment
is itself not developed in any detail.
Aufklarung erzahlen deals with seven German and six French novels published since 1985 and featuring real or invented figures of the Enlightenment
. These novels are only a selection, which the author claims is representative, from a much larger total: an appendix to the volume lists another seventy-five similar works of the same period from the same two countries.
The second half of the book discusses the proliferation of Oriental tales as transcultural allegories where the generic experimentation of the Enlightenment
looks beyond national realism and identity politics and moves into the bizarre and the fascinating: interplanetary adventures, beast fables, it-narratives, and scandal chronicles.
Underlying virtually all of his writings as represented in this volume is Wokler's view that Enlightenment
thinkers, and Rousseau in particular, must be interpreted in light of their interdisciplinary interests and approaches.
And the Enlightenment
didn't end in 1800, as standard accounts say, but continued into the 19th century and beyond.
in particular never loses its relevance, since the problems it was responding to are obstinately part of our social and political existence, and it constitutes Europe's most concerted attempt to make life on earth happier for as many human beings as possible.
is an event in the history of mediation'.
They point first to British and American variants of the Enlightenment
more sympathetic to religion than the French and radical versions, and finally to specifically religious forms of the Enlightenment
in which committed Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish thinkers applied the reform ideals of the age to their own religious traditions and institutions.
In intellectual and political culture today, the Enlightenment
is routinely celebrated as the starting point of modernity and secular rationalism, or demonized as the source of a godless liberalism in conflict with religious faith.
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
is the first volume in what hopes to be an annual collection of essays devoted to the scholarly examination of "religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment
" (from the volume's "submissions" page).
She said that under the great sage Udaka Ramaputta he had learnt high levels of meditative consciousness but with Kaundinya, he progressed towards greater austerity to find enlightenment
through derivation and asceticism for all worldly possessions and through self mortification and starvation where upon he lived on either a beetle nut or leaf daily.