the dream of enlightenment

Book Title : The Dream of Enlightenment The Rise of Modern Philosophy
Author : Anthony Gottlieb
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2016-08-30
Pages : 384
ISBN : 9781631492082
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution—Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy. As Gottlieb explains, all these men were amateurs: none had much to do with any university. They tried to fathom the implications of the new science and of religious upheaval, which led them to question traditional teachings and attitudes. What does the advance of science entail for our understanding of ourselves and for our ideas of God? How should a government deal with religious diversity—and what, actually, is government for? Such questions remain our questions, which is why Descartes, Hobbes, and the others are still pondered today. Yet it is because we still want to hear them that we can easily get these philosophers wrong. It is tempting to think they speak our language and live in our world; but to understand them properly, we must step back into their shoes. Gottlieb puts readers in the minds of these frequently misinterpreted figures, elucidating the history of their times and the development of scientific ideas while engagingly explaining their arguments and assessing their legacy in lively prose. With chapters focusing on Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Pierre Bayle, Leibniz, Hume, Rousseau, and Voltaire—and many walk-on parts—The Dream of Enlightenment creates a sweeping account of what the Enlightenment amounted to, and why we are still in its debt.

Book Title : Dream Nation
Author : Stathis Gourgouris
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 303
ISBN : 0804726388
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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 interweaving of Enlightenment and Philhellenism, whose centrifugal strands continue to unravel the certainty of European history, down to the current internal predicaments of the European Community or the tragedy of the Balkan conflicts.

Book Title : The Book of Equanimity
Author : Gerry Shishin Wick
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2005-03-15
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780861718023
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Book of Equanimity contains the first-ever complete English language commentary on one of the most beloved classic collections of Zen teaching stories (koans), making them vividly relevant to spiritual seekers and Zen students in the twenty-first century. Continually emphasizing koans as effective tools to discover and experience the deepest truths of our being, Wick brings the art of the koan to life for those who want to practice wisdom in their daily lives. The koan collection Wick explores here is highly esteemed as both literature and training material in the Zen tradition, in which koan-study is one of two paths a practitioner might take. This collection is used for training in many Zen centers in the Americas and in Europe but has never before been available with commentary from a contemporary Zen master. Wick's Book of Equanimity includes new translations of the preface, main case and verse for each koan, and modern commentaries on the koans by Wick himself.

Book Title : Spiritual Enlightenment The Damnedest Thing
Author : Jed McKenna
Publisher : Wisefool Press
Release Date : 2009-11-25
Pages :
ISBN : 9780980184822
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A MASTERPIECE of illuminative writing, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing is mandatory reading for anyone following a spiritual path. Part exposé and part how-to manual, this is the first book to explain why failure seems to be the rule in the search for enlightenment, and how the rule can be broken. :: Book One of Jed McKenna's Enlightenment Trilogy. Contains Bonus Material.

Book Title : Fetishism and Culture
Author : Hartmut Böhme
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date : 2014-08-25
Pages : 440
ISBN : 9783110303452
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Hartmut Böhme’s study of fetishism spans all the way from Christian image magic in the Middle Ages to fetishistic practices in fashion, advertising, sport and popular culture today. In it he provides a thorough exploration of religion, magic, idolatry, sexuality and consumption, charting the mental, scientific and artistic processes through which fetishism became a central category in European culture’s account of itself.

Book Title : Entrepreneur Enlightenment
Author : Irina Benedict
Publisher : Balboa Press
Release Date : 2018-08-08
Pages : 184
ISBN : 9781982206086
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Can you be on a spiritual path and run a money-making business? Yes! When you align your business with your purpose, its easy to pursue both. Purpose-driven entrepreneurs desire to make the world a more peaceful and loving place through their work. They are not just focused on profits. Irina Benedicts Entrepreneur Enlightenment philosophy combines practical business principles with spirituality and love, teaching how to transcend your ego and fears and thrive as a result. Find out how you can achieve enlightenment through entrepreneurship: Discover your lifes purpose and turn it into a successful business Develop your marketing and sales materials and get clients Release the fears of receiving money and set your prices right Relieve financial pressures to change your energy Establish yourself as a leader for yourself and your clients From clarifying your purpose to defining your niche and learning to love marketing and sales, this book is a unique take on creating a winning business.

Book Title : Crimes of Writing
Author : Susan Stewart
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1991-08-15
Pages : 368
ISBN : 0195362098
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From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation.

Book Title : The Concept of Enlightenment
Author : Swami John
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release Date : 2007-11-01
Pages : 184
ISBN : 9781430327691
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The Concept of Enlightenment is an attempt to describe the indescribable - consciousness without an object. It reveals how most religions and spiritual activities are in fact just adding more and more momentum to the thought realm matrix, the sphere of internal dialog most of us believe is reality. Only by discovering the silence of "No-Mind" can one be freed from the mind's constant self-referencing mechanism that creates the illusion of a separate self. In embracing silence, one encounters the possibility of accessing the energy necessary to trigger transformation, awaken from the dream, and discover "what is."

Book Title : Arts of Wonder
Author : Jeffrey L. Kosky
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2013
Pages : 201
ISBN : 9780226451060
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Kosky focuses on a handful of artists - Walter De Maria, Diller + Scofidio, James Turrell, and Andy Goldsworthy - to show how they introduce spaces hospitable to mystery and wonder, redemption and revelation, and transcendence and creation.

Book Title : The Enlightenment
Author : Vincenzo Ferrone
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2015-04-05
Pages : 232
ISBN : 9781400865833
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In this concise and powerful book, one of the world's leading historians of the Enlightenment provides a bracing and clarifying new interpretation of this watershed period. Arguing that philosophical and historical interpretations of the era have long been hopelessly confused, Vincenzo Ferrone makes the case that it is only by separating these views and taking an approach grounded in social and cultural history that we can begin to grasp what the Enlightenment was—and why it is still relevant today. Ferrone explains why the Enlightenment was a profound and wide-ranging cultural revolution that reshaped Western identity, reformed politics through the invention of human rights, and redefined knowledge by creating a critical culture. These new ways of thinking gave birth to new values that spread throughout society and changed how everyday life was lived and understood. Featuring an illuminating afterword describing how his argument challenges the work of Anglophone interpreters including Jonathan Israel, The Enlightenment provides a fascinating reevaluation of the true nature and legacy of one of the most important and contested periods in Western history. The translation of this work has been funded by SEPS—Segretariato Europeo per le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.