Anthony Pagden





Anthony Pagden


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May 27, 1945

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Anthony Pagden was educated in Santiago (Chile), London, Barcelona and Oxford and holds a B.A.. M.A. and D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He has been a free-lance translator and a publisher in Paris a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, Senior Research Fellow of the Warburg Institute (London), Professor of History at the European University Institute (Florence), University Reader in Intellectual History and Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge and the Harry C. Black Professor of History at Johns Hopkins. He joined UCLA in the Fall of 2002. His research has concentrated on the relationship between the peoples of Europe and its overseas settlements and those of the non-European world from the Atlantic to the Pacific. He is primarily intere ...more

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“Philosophy itself should not be merely "the pursuit of the knowledge of the truth" but should offer a practical guide for ordinary people in their everyday lives.”
Anthony Pagden, The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters

“Christianity—which for so long had kept their cringing adherents trapped in a state of “slavery without hope and a perpetual infancy,” would finally be revealed for the lies, tricks, and deceits that they were.”
Anthony Pagden, The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters

“Whatever else we may also be discussing, “enlightenment” was a concern with the understanding of the historical evolution of the human mind.”
Anthony Pagden, The Enlightenment: And Why It Still Matters



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