A case for the Enlightenment, ten essays
Frits van Holthoon
204 pages, year of publication: 2017
price: 29.80 EUR
Enlightenment, Salons, David Hume, Adam Smith, Voltaire
The message of these essays is that the Enlightenment should not be regarded as a revolutionary programme for the future. The philosophers of the Enlightenment hoped to educate individuals in the light of modern science according to Kant's adage: Aude sapere and did not want to change the structure of society.
F.L.van Holthoon is emeritus professor of social history in the University of Groningen.