The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy


  • Author: Anthony Gottlieb
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
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One of Slate’s 10 Best Books of the YearAnthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy.Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a re...

The Quest for Meaning

The Quest for Meaning


  • Author: Tariq Ramadan
  • Release Date : 2010-08-05
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 7005898 Bytes


In The Quest for Meaning, Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar, invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment. Written in a both d...

The Dream of Enlightenment  The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Score: 4.5
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The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy


  • Author : Anthony Gottlieb
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631492082


The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy Book Description :

Anthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy. Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years. In his landmark survey of Western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, The Dream of Reason, Anthony Gottlieb documented the first burst, which came in the Athens of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Now, in his sequel, The Dream of Enlightenment, Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science. In a relatively short period—from the early 16...

The Dream of Reason  A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance  New Edition
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

The Dream of Reason A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance New Edition


  • Author : Anthony Gottlieb
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393354225


The Dream of Reason A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance New Edition Book Description :

"His book...supplant[s] all others, even the immensely successful History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell."—A. C. Grayling Already a classic, this landmark study of early Western thought now appears in a new edition with expanded coverage of the Middle Ages. This landmark study of Western thought takes a fresh look at the writings of the great thinkers of classic philosophy and questions many pieces of conventional wisdom. The book invites comparison with Bertrand Russell's monumental History of Western Philosophy, "but Gottlieb's book is less idiosyncratic and based on more recent scholarship" (Colin McGinn, Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Best Book, and a Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2001...

Fictions of Enlightenment

Fictions of Enlightenment


  • Author : Qiancheng Li
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0824825977


Fictions of Enlightenment Book Description :

Fictions of Enlightenment is the first book to examine the fascinating and intricate relationship between Buddhism and the development of Chinese vernacular fiction. Qiancheng Li brings Buddhist models to bear on the vision, structure, and narrative form of three classics of late imperial literature—Journey to the West, Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and Dream of the Red Chamber—arguing that by fashioning their plots after the narratives of certain Mah?y?na sutras, the novelists transformed Buddhist concepts into narrative structures. Within the traditional Chinese novel Li even defines a new genre: the fiction of enlightenment....

Tibetan Dream Yoga

Tibetan Dream Yoga


  • Author : Michael Katz
  • Publisher : Michael Katz
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780975514047


Tibetan Dream Yoga Book Description :

In the modern era Sigmund Freud observed that the most common dreams are typically the product of our anxieties and preoccupations. The prevalence of common dreams has spawned mechanistic type theories by contemporary scientists hypothesizing the inconsequentiality of all dreams. In this book I have attempted to balance the slate by consolidating information as to the function and meaning of dreams, and the transcendent possibilities they represent. In contrast to the aforementioned quasi scientific theories, rich Dream Yoga traditions attribute mystical and trans-personal value to some classes of dreams. Tibetan Buddhist Dream Yoga masters, along with teachers from other traditional cultures, recognizes that, while it is true that many dreams are re...

The Enlightenment
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Enlightenment


  • Author : Anthony Pagden
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199660933


The Enlightenment Book Description :

This book tells nothing less than the story of how the modern, Western view of the world was born. Cultural and intellectual historian Anthony Pagden explains how, and why, the ideal of a universal, global, and cosmopolitan society became such a central part of the Western imagination in the ferment of the Enlightenment - and how these ideas have done battle with an inward-looking, tradition-oriented view of the world ever since. Cosmopolitanism is an ancient creed; but in its modern form it was a creature of the Enlightenment attempt to create a new 'science of man', based upon a vision of humanity made up of autonomous individuals, free from all the constraints imposed by custom, prejudice, and religion. As Pagden shows, this 'new science' was base...

Dream Nation

Dream Nation


  • Author : Stathis Gourgouris
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0804727252


Dream Nation Book Description :

Against the backdrop of ever-increasing nationalist violence during the last decade of the twentieth century, this book challenges standard analyses of nation formation by elaborating on the nation’s dream-like hold over the modern social imagination. The author argues that the national fantasy lies at the core of the Enlightenment imaginary, embodying its central paradox: the intertwining of anthropological universality with the primacy of a cultural ideal. Crucial to the operation of this paradox and fundamental in its ambiguity is the figure of Greece, the universal alibi and cultural predicate behind national-cultural consolidation throughout colonialist Europe. The largely unpredictable institution of a modern Greek nation in 1830 undoes the i...

The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy


  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984878755


The History of Philosophy Book Description :

The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world's most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is the story of who we are and why. An epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents, it explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the worldviews and moralities before the age of the Buddha, Confucius and Socrates through Christianity's capture...

Fire and Light
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Fire and Light


  • Author : James MacGregor Burns
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250024909


Fire and Light Book Description :

"With this profound and magnificent book, drawing on his deep reservoir of thought and expertise in the humanities, James MacGregor Burns takes us into the fire's center. As a 21st-century philosopher, he brings to vivid life the incandescent personalities and ideas that embody the best in Western civilization and shows us how understanding them is essential for anyone who would seek to decipher the complex problems and potentialities of the world we will live in tomorrow." --Michael Beschloss, New York Times bestselling author of Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989 "James MacGregor Burns is a national treasure, and Fire and Light is the elegiac capstone to a career devoted to understanding the seminal ideas th...

Enlightenment Now
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Enlightenment Now


  • Author : Steven Pinker
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698177888


Enlightenment Now Book Description :

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR "My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-droppi...

Awake Joy
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Awake Joy


  • Author : Katie Davis
  • Publisher : Awake Spirit Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-02
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0980091225


Awake Joy Book Description :

Encouraged by Eckhart Tolle, Awake Joy is a unique and comprehensive guide to awakening and enlightenment. It points to the radiant joy that is beyond the thinking mind, the separate sense of self, its idea of separation and identification with form. Katie Davis takes the mind-identified reader through their personal growth strategies to awakening. She then deepens to Self-discovery or what we might call the realization of the Heart. The book then shifts to conscious living by embracing humanity's diversity and the earth as none other than the Essence. The journey requires presence, not practices, although the book offers experiments and meditations to free the ego. This book is designed to be your companion throughout your life's journey to true and...