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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  189 ratings  ·  18 reviews
إن اهتمام تودوروف ودعوته إلى نوع من الإنسيّة الجديدة ضد دعاة "موت الانسان" "بنيويين" و "تفكيكيين" و "ما بعد حداثيين" إلخ...وانحيازه المشرف إلى قضايا الشعوب المقهورة في زمن العولمة المتوحشة يجعل منه حقيقة الابن الشرعي لحركة التنوير في أكثر جوانبها إضاءة.
Paperback, 166 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by رابطة الناشرين المستقلين (first published 2006)
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Nikos Tsentemeidis
Δηλώνω εντυπωσιασμένος από τον Todorov. Πρόκειται για ένα πνεύμα διαγεύστατο. Μέσα σε ένα βιβλιαράκι 150 σελίδων, ξεδιπλώνει τη σκέψη του, απλά γραμμένη. Θα διαβάσω ό,τι βρω δικό του, όπως θα κάνω και με τον Steiner.
Al Bità
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I can praise this work highly enough.

In a mere 150 pages, with wide spacing, Todorov examines what we mean by the Enlightenment, what it meant to the people articulating its ideals in the 18th century, and the differing arguments they raised in their discussions and essays on the new ideas arising from the collapse of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the rise of science, developments in technology, the Reformation (which resulted in at least a further two types of Christianity (th
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Mark
Original review here: http://marklindner.info/blog/2012/03/...

I almost bought this book when it came out in December 2009, but I had read at least one review which was not very positive. I wish I could find whatever I had read to see whether I agree with it. I have tried but I failed.

I have read at least three other Tzetvan Todorov books that I am certain of: Facing the Extreme, Imperfect Garden, and Hope and Memory. I have enjoyed them all, even when I have not entirely agreed with him.

I decide
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Emma Sea
3.5 stars. More a Beginner's Guide to the Enlightenment than anything else. I was hoping it would directly engage with specific aspects of contemporary culture, but it was broader and more general in scope, and aimed at a historical overview of Enlightenment philosophies. Not a waste reading it, by any means, but not what I was hoping for.

The traditional adversaries of the Enlightenment – obscurantism, arbitrary authority and fanaticism – are like the heads of the Hydra that keep growing back a
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سلمان
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
لن تكفيك قراءة واحدة لهذا الكتاب حتى تحقق جلّ الفائدة منه، هذا الكتاب من الكتب التي تقرأ مرارا.
تودوروف يدافع عن التنوير والأنوار التي اتهمت كثيرا بدعمها للأنظمة الشمولية أو حتى مفهوم الديموقراطية الخاطيء.

لمن هذا الكتاب:
لمحبي الفلسفة..وباحثيها....ولمن يؤمن بالعقلانية والتنوير.

دمتم بود.
Sara Abdulaziz
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
يصف تودوروف الأنوار في آخر هذا الكتاب بأنها لم تعد اتجاهًا فكريًا، وإنما موقفًا من العالم، وأرى بأنه قد تحدث عنها في مجمل الكتاب بوصفها كذلك.

عظيم!
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Not a perfect book - Todorov sets up easily-dismissed strawman versions of the internet's potential (and actual) impact on human co-operation and the space program's relevance to our fate as a species. There's also a sense that his vision of Enlightenment thinking is so subtle as to be almost nebulous - it's not the radical desacralisation and scientism of Dawkins et. al., nor the radical relativism of post-modernism, just as much as it isn't the pursuit of theocracy or autocracy, but I think is ...more
Pajtim Zeqiri
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a relatively easy reading and a very good defense of the enlightenment idea(s). According to Todorov, enlightenment is not a comprehensive or a single project as it is often proclaimed to be. Enlightenment is rationalist and empiricist, emphasizing universality and particularity, it is a more open debate rather than an achieved consensus. In other words, it is an attack on how the society was structured, and that religious institutions or any other object aren't holistic, what is ho ...more
Ben Cullimore
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Despite being little over one-hundred-and-fifty pages in length, In Defence of the Enlightenment offers a surprisingly wide-ranging critique of the Enlightenment and, in Tzvetan Todorov's view, what it means for us as citizens of the modern world. Todorov examines the writings of the main Enlightenment thinkers and links them to the present day, arguing throughout that these ideas remain as relevant now as they were in the eighteenth century.

Coming as it did in the wake of the global financial c
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Dave Powell
A very enjoyable, and very quotable short book. I dont remember being taught about the enlightenment in school (to be honest i wasnt paying much attention) but what the enlightenment gave us in terms of critical thought and the freedom to express those thoughts should be a key part of our education.

The importance of a plurality of ideas was something i hadn't considered before - free thinking can only really exist when people are thinking different things. I'm probably not doing the book justic
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Turki Al-Turki
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
سأعود ..
عمل ممتع!
Badr Alrashed
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
يعتبر مؤرخ الأفكار تزفيتان تودوروف من أهم المدافعين عن "الأنوار" و"الحداثة" في وقت رواج رؤى وأفكار مناقضة ومناوئة للحداثة.
في هذا الكتاب "روح الأنوار" يحدد تودوروف رؤيته للأنوار، ويقدم دفاعه عن قيمه والتي يلخصها في الاستقلالية واللا ئيكية ومعرفة الحقيقة والبشرية والكونية.
Aron
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very short, dense, yet highly readable book that is well worth picking up. As the title implies, this is not an in-depth exposition or analysis of enlightenment philosophy. Rather it is a polemic - an argument for the importance of enlightenment ideas in the world today. Along the way Todorov provides many original, perhaps provocative and always thought provoking insights into what enlightenment philosophy really means, along with a litany of criticisms of the enlightenment to which he provid ...more
Doug Newdick
This is a good analysis and summary of the values of the enlightenment and its enduring influence today. Tzvetan Todorov argues passionately that these central values and concerns are still relevant, still valuable and still worth defending both against anti-enlightenment forces and those who have distorted the key messages of the enlightenment. Well worth reading if you want to understand one of the most important aspects of Western intellectual history.
Conor
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: college
An interesting read, relating the ideas of the enlightenment to modern day life. Even the points I disagree with are eloquently put forward and understandable, so it isn't a pain even if you have conflicting views. (Not that such a thing should be a reason not to read, but for some it is, so anyway.) Only one chapter was really a slog, and it's very small, I read it in one sitting.
Shishir
May 27, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Three principles
• Autonomy
• Purpose
• Universality

Humility and sincerity essential to retain the freedom of human spirit
Preserve the best and evaluate the weaknesses
Jorge Terrones
Un libro indispensable para 2017.
Erik
Sep 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library, reference
Uma obra indispensável para a compreensão do Iluminismo e suas implicações no nosso mundo atual.
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In Bulgarian Цветан Тодоров. Todorov was a Franco-Bulgarian historian, philosopher and literary theoretician. Among his most influential works is his theory on the fantastic, the uncanny and marvellous.
“Toutes les opinions ne se valent pas, et il ne faut pas confondre l'éloquence d'une parole avec la justesse d'une pensée.” 16 likes
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