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Erudite MNers - can you recommend a good book about the Enlightenment?

(8 Posts)
Pruners Tue 21-Aug-07 11:16:04

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VengefulSquirrel Tue 21-Aug-07 12:07:04

How about Flesh in the Age of Reason by Roy Porter, Penguin 2004? I have used it with my A Level students and I feel that it sums up pretty well the contention of rationality and physical being...it is very comprehensive and quotes loads of other sources you could investigate!

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 21-Aug-07 12:23:41

Or Roy Porter, Enlightenment this one, not the shorter one of the same name.

VengefulSquirrel Tue 21-Aug-07 12:29:10

Looks like Roy Porter has the market cornered in Enlightenment discourse! lol

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 21-Aug-07 12:30:40

LOL Vengeful Squirrel - he sure has!
Dead now though, so his Enlightenment-book-producing-factory has had to shut down.

WendyWeber Tue 21-Aug-07 12:30:50

I used to have one, for the OU course I never did in 1984, but I sent it to Oxfam and I can't remember what it was called or who it was by...will ransack my brian...

VengefulSquirrel Tue 21-Aug-07 14:31:46

Probably Roy Porter

WendyWeber Tue 21-Aug-07 21:11:12

Probably, VS

We will never know...<sigh>

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