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The Enlightenment and the Intellectual Foundations of Modern Culture

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An eminent scholar of modern culture argues that the Enlightenment—the importance of which has been vigorously debated in recent years—was a more complex phenomenon than either its detractors or advocates assume.

“Ranging as it does over art, morality, religion, science, philosophy, social theory, and a good deal besides, [Dupré’s book] is a marvel of scholarly erudition. ....more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Yale University Press (first published May 11th 2004)
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Matthew
Dupré's work is a unique take on the history and import of the ideas of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment having become the low hanging fruit du jour for academic attacks it is refreshing to encounter a more positive assessment. Dupré's positive take, however, is also, to an extent, his undoing.

The tone of the work is conversational; one sometimes has the impression of chatting with Dupré about his research over a coffee, rather than reading his book. There are casual asides ranging from two...more
Shep
I found Dupré’s book to be highly beneficial in that it 1) challenges misconceptions or over-simplifications of the Enlightenment, 2) provides a helpful new lens through which to view the Enlightenment, and 3) provides a well-written history of the Enlightenment that is both academically rigorous and yet accessible to the interested layperson. Excellent and well-written.
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Louis Dupre is a Catholic phenomenologist and religious philosopher. He was the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor in Yale University's religious studies department from 1973 to 1998, after which he became Professor Emeritus.[1] His work generally attempts to tie the modern age more closely to medieval and classical thought, finding precursors to Enlightenment and Reformation events that were naively vie...more
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