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The Beacon of the Enlightenment

Inspired by Voltaire’s advice that a text needs to be concise to have real influence, this anthology contains fiery extracts by forty eighteenth-century authors, from the most famous philosophers of the age to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. These passages are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common a passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance. Each text resonates powerfully with the issues our world faces today. Tolerance was first p...

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Translated by Caroline Warman, the French students of Oxford and their tutors.

  • Editore : Open Book Publishers
  • Collana : Open Book Classics
  • Luogo di pubblicazione : Cambridge
  • Anno di pubblicazione : 2016
  • Pubblicato su OpenEdition Books : 01 juin 2017
  • EAN (edizione cartacea) : 9781783742035
  • EAN digitale : 9782821881686
  • Numero di pagine : 132 p.
Caroline Warman