The Case for The Enlightenment

The Case for The Enlightenment
Author: John Robertson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-10-27
ISBN: 1139448072
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Case for the Enlightenment is a comparative study of the emergence of Enlightenment in Scotland and in Naples. Challenging the tendency to fragment the Enlightenment in eighteenth-century Europe into multiple Enlightenments, the distinguished intellectual historian John Robertson demonstrates the extent to which thinkers in two societies at the opposite ends of Europe shared common intellectual preoccupations. Before 1700, Scotland and Naples faced a bleak future as backward, provincial kingdoms in a Europe of aggressive commercial states. Yet by 1760, Scottish and Neapolitan thinkers were in the van of those advocating the cause of Enlightenment by means of political economy. By studying the social and institutional contexts of intellectual life in the two countries, and the currents of thought promoted within them, The Case for the Enlightenment explains this transformation. John Robertson pays particular attention to the greatest thinkers in each country, David Hume and Giambattista Vico.

Enlightenment Unfolds

Enlightenment Unfolds
Author: Kazuaki Tanahashi
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2000-06-06
ISBN: 1570625700
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enlightenment Unfolds is a sequel to Kaz Tanahashi's previous collection, Moon in a Dewdrop, which has become a primary source on Dogen for Western Zen students. Dogen Zenji (1200-1253) is unquestionably the most significant religious figure in Japanese history. Founder of the Soto school of Zen (which emphasizes the practice of zazen or sitting meditation), he was a prolific writer whose works have remained popular for six hundred years. Enlightenment Unfolds presents even more of the incisive and inspiring writings of this seminal figure, focusing on essays from his great life work, Treasury of the True Dharma Eye , as well as poems, talks, and correspondence, much of which appears here in English for the first time. Tanahashi has brought together his own translations of Dogen with those of some of the most respected Zen teachers and writers of our own day, including Reb Anderson, Edward Espe Brown, Norman Fisher, Gil Fronsdal, Blanche Hartman, Jane Hirschfield, Daniel Leighton, Alan Senauke, Katherine Thanas, Mel Weitzman, and Michael Wenger.

Masculinity and Queer Desire in Spanish Enlightenment Literature

Masculinity and Queer Desire in Spanish Enlightenment Literature
Author: Dr Mehl Allan Penrose
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN: 1472422287
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In Masculinity and Queer Desire in Spanish Enlightenment Literature, Mehl Allan Penrose examines three distinct male figures, each of which was represented as the Other in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Spanish literature. The most common configuration of non-normative men was the petimetre, an effeminate, Francophile male who figured a failed masculinity, a dubious sexuality, and an invasive French cultural presence. Also inscribed within cultural discourse were the bujarrón or ‘sodomite,’ who participates in sexual relations with men, and the Arcadian shepherd, who expresses his desire for other males and who takes on agency as the voice of homoerotica. Analyzing journalistic essays, poetry, and drama, Penrose shows that Spanish authors employed queer images of men to engage debates about how males should appear, speak, and behave and whom they should love in order to be considered ‘real’ Spaniards. Penrose interrogates works by a wide range of writers, including Luis Cañuelo, Ramón de la Cruz, and Félix María de Samaniego, arguing that the tropes created by these authors solidified the gender and sexual binary and defined and described what a ‘queer’ man was in the Spanish collective imaginary. Masculinity and Queer Desire engages with current cultural, historical, and theoretical scholarship to propose the notion that the idea of queerness in gender and sexuality based on identifiable criteria started in Spain long before the medical concept of the ‘homosexual’ was created around 1870.

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment

Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment
Author: Eric MacPhail
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN: 1000767469
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This new study examines the relationship of atheism to religious tolerance from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment in a broad array of literary texts and political and religious controversies written in Latin and the vernacular primarily in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The main authors featured are Desiderius Erasmus, Sebastian Castellio, Jean Bodin, Michel de Montaigne, Dirck Coornhert, Justus Lipsius, Gisbertus Voetius, the anonymous Theophrastus redivivus, and Pierre Bayle. These authors reflect and inform changing attitudes to religious tolerance inspired by a complete reconceptualization of atheism over the course of three centuries of literary and intellectual history. By integrating the history of tolerance in the history of atheism, Religious Tolerance from Renaissance to Enlightenment: Atheist’s Progress should prove stimulating to historians of philosophy as well as literary specialists and students of Reformation history.

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment
Author: Dan Edelstein
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN: 0226184501
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What was the Enlightenment? Though many scholars have attempted to solve this riddle, none has made as much use of contemporary answers as Dan Edelstein does here. In seeking to recover where, when, and how the concept of “the Enlightenment” first emerged, Edelstein departs from genealogies that trace it back to political and philosophical developments in England and the Dutch Republic. According to Edelstein, by the 1720s scholars and authors in France were already employing a constellation of terms—such as l’esprit philosophique—to describe what we would today call the Enlightenment. But Edelstein argues that it was within the French Academies, and in the context of the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns, that the key definition, concepts, and historical narratives of the Enlightenment were crafted. A necessary corrective to many of our contemporary ideas about the Enlightenment, Edelstein’s book turns conventional thinking about the period on its head. Concise, clear, and contrarian, The Enlightenment will be welcomed by all teachers and students of the period.

Asylum

Asylum
Author: Andre Alexis
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 077100804X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Alexis’s long-awaited second novel follows his award-winning Childhood. Set in Ottawa during the Mulroney years, Asylum is André Alexis’s sweeping, edged-in-satire, yet deeply serious tale of intertwined lives and fortunes, of politics and vain ambition, of the building of a magnificent prison, of human fallibility, of the search for refuge, of the impossibility of love, and of finding home. Whether he is taking us into the machinations of a government office or into the mysterious workings of the human heart, Alexis is always alert to the humour and the profound truth of any situation. His cast of characters is eccentric and unforgettable, all recognizable in one way or another as aspects of ourselves or people we know well. At the centre of the story, which covers almost a decade, is a visionary project to build an ideal prison, a perfect metaphor for the purest aspects of artistic ambition and for all that is great and flawed in the world. André Alexis is a true original, one of the most talented and astute writers writing in Canada today. This dazzling novel is filled with tragedy, dry wit, intellectual grist. It is playful, linguistically accomplished, and psychologically profound. Its yearnings constitute the highest level of human concerns and pursuits. Alexis has written The Great Canadian Novel, with a twist.

The Key of Immediate Enlightenment

The Key of Immediate Enlightenment
Author: The Supreme Master Ching Hai
Publsiher: The Supreme Master Ching Hai Publishing Co Ltd.
Total Pages: 247
Release: 1996-10-01
ISBN: 1886544557
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A 5th collection of talks and lectures given by The Supreme Master Ching Hai on the topic of how to achieve Enlightenment and much more.

The Three Pillars of Zen

The Three Pillars of Zen
Author: Philip Kapleau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zen Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Semantics and Cultural Change in the British Enlightenment New Words and Old

Semantics and Cultural Change in the British Enlightenment  New Words and Old
Author: Carey McIntosh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN: 9004430636
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A study of English semantics during the Enlightenment. New words 1650-1800 reflect the new middle-class culture of sociability, commerce, and science. Old mostly obsolete words illuminate the realities of working-class life, exhausting labor, dirt, outrageous sexism, magic, horses, bizarre food.

The First Scottish Enlightenment

The First Scottish Enlightenment
Author: Kelsey Jackson-Williams
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 0198809697
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Traditional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment present the half-century or so before 1750 as, at best, a not-yet fully realised precursor to the era of Hume and Smith, at worst, a period of superstition and religious bigotry. This is the first book-length study to systematically challenge that notion. Instead, it argues that the era between approximately 1680 and 1745 was a 'First' Scottish Enlightenment, part of the continent-wide phenomenon of early Enlightenment and led by the Jacobites, Episcopalians, and Catholics of north-eastern Scotland. It makes this argument through an intensive study of the dramatic changes in historiographical practice which took place in Scotland during this era, showing how the documentary scholarship of Jean Mabillon and the Maurists was eagerly received and rapidly developed in Scottish historical circles, resulting in the wholesale demolition of the older, Humanist myths of Scottish origins and their replacement with the foundations of our modern understanding of early Scottish history. This volume accordingly challenges many of the truisms surrounding seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Scottish history, pushing back against notions of pre-Enlightenment Scotland as backward, insular, and intellectually impoverished and mapping a richly polymathic, erudite, and transnational web of scholars, readers, and polemicists. It highlights the enduring cultural links with France and argues for the central importance of Scotland's two principal religious minorities--Episcopalians and Catholics--in the growth of Enlightenment thinking. As such, it makes a major intervention in the intellectual and cultural histories of Scotland, early modern Europe, and the Enlightenment itself.

Before Enlightenment Chop Wood and Carry Water

Before Enlightenment  Chop Wood and Carry Water
Author: Wu Li
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Enlightenment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enlightenment Crossings

Enlightenment Crossings
Author: George Sebastian Rousseau
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780719030727
Category: Anthropology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to Attain Enlightenment

How to Attain Enlightenment
Author: James Swartz
Publsiher: Sentient Publications
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2010-01-16
ISBN: 1591810949
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Enlightenment has been eagerly sought for generations as a means to remove the limitations that compromise one's happiness. Vedanta, the science of self-inquiry, has been described as the grandfather of all enlightenment traditions. James Swartz explains and unfolds the methods of Vedanta in his direct style, while unravelling the myths and mysteries behind the enlightened state. But this book does not simply present one more set of spiritual techniques; it presents a comprehensive body of knowledge and practice that has successfully directed the inquiry into the nature of reality by untold thousands of enlightened beings. The author starts from the point of view of any individual seeking happiness and logically walks the seeker through the whole spiritual path. The book explains how self-inquiry affects the lives of those who practice it, including its effects on personality, relationships, and the mind. The book considers the qualifications necessary for enlightenment, as well as the obstacles encountered on all spiritual paths, and unfolds proven methods. The ancient teachings of Vedanta, once available only to those who could receive them directly from the sages of India, are now accessible to anyone with a hunger for freedom and enlightenment.

The Backdoor to Enlightenment

The Backdoor to Enlightenment
Author: Za Rinpoche,Ashley Nebelsieck
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-02-19
ISBN: 0767928490
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Everyone dreams of a better life. All the things you’ve ever wanted — happiness, loving relationships, well-being, abundance, and peace of mind — are all qualities of enlightenment, a way of embracing our fullest potential that seemed unavailable to us, until now. For thousands of years, the secret to enlightenment has remained hidden in the distant reaches of the Himalayas, deep in wisdom impenetrable to all but the most dedicated seekers. For the first time in history, The Backdoor to Enlightenment burns the rules and barriers that have hindered our understanding and reveals the keys to immediate, profound realization to the rest of the world. Blending centuries-old texts with contemporary wisdom, readers of any faith can bypass the traps and limitations of modern life and achieve lasting peace every day. More than just a heartfelt story of mystery and discovery, this revolutionary work stands out as a smart, clear guide, showing step-by-step how you can use these astonishing truths to transform every aspect of your life. There might not be a shortcut to your dreams, but there is a Backdoor!

Power of Spiritual Wisdom Joyful Journey to Enlightenment

Power of Spiritual Wisdom  Joyful Journey to Enlightenment
Author: Michael Pambar
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN: 1483447138
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Spirituality is not about renouncing the material world. Rather it is realizing it and enjoying it from a different vantage point. Once you realize your true nature — you will be burning the torch of your life joyfully from both ends — spiritually and materially, enjoying the glitter and glow. Self-engineering is a process — a joyful journey within to realize who you really are. It is a personal inner revolution on the voyage to vibrant happiness that changes the way you are and the way you live the precious gift of life. The way an engineer simplifies things to make life comfortable — you will engineer your inner world to make life an easier, ecstatic, natural and blissful experience. Self-engineering is like going directly to the manufacturer, to the Creator. Instead of going to a small street mechanic to solve all your life issues.

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment
Author: Roy Porter
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1990-11-11
ISBN: 134909885X
Category: Enlightenment
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rousseau the Age of Enlightenment and Their Legacies

Rousseau  the Age of Enlightenment  and Their Legacies
Author: Robert Wokler
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-04-08
ISBN: 0691147884
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on Rousseau and the legacy of Enlightenment political thought. These essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality and the origins of revolution. But they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music and the origins of the human sciences in the Enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. These essays also explore Rousseau's relationships to Rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the Enlightenment, including Ernst Cassirer and Isaiah Berlin; and examine the influence of the Enlightenment on the twentieth century. One of the central themes of the book is a defense of the Enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the Terror of the French Revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth-century and the Holocaust.

Biology Of Enlightenment

Biology Of Enlightenment
Author: Mukunda Rao
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-07-21
ISBN: 9350292491
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'

Enlightenment Borders

Enlightenment Borders
Author: George Sebastian Rousseau
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 359
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780719035067
Category: Civilization, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Zen Master D gen

Zen Master D  gen
Author: Yūhō Yokoi,Dōgen,Daizen Victoria
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Sōtōshū
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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