The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society

Authors: Zafirovski, Milan

  • Integrates sociological, historical, and economic perspectives on Western cultural development
  • Provides a theoretical framework with concrete examples
  • Offers an overview of Enlightenment philosophies and in-depth analysis of their legacy.
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The Enlightenment of the late 17th and 18th century is characterized by an emphasis on reason and empiricism . As a major shaping philosophy of Western culture, it had a historical impact on the religious, cultural, academic, and social institutions of 18th century Europe. In this compelling volume, the author explores the lasting impact of Enlightenment thinking on modern Western societies and other democracies.

With an interdisciplinary, comparative-historical approach this volume explores the impact of Enlightenment ideals such as liberty, equality, and social justice on current social institutions. Combining sociological theory with concrete examples, the author provides a unique framework for understanding modern cultural development, including a picture of how it would look without this Enlightenment basis.

This work provides a multi-faceted approach, including: an historical overview, analysis of the Enlightenment’s influence on modern democratic societies, modern culture, political science, civil society and the economy, as well as exploring the counter-Enlightenment,  Post-Enlightenment, and Neo-Enlightenment philosophies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Liberty, Life, and Happiness for All: The Ideals and Legacies of the Enlightenment in Modern Societies Revisited

    Zafirovski, Milan

    Pages 1-18

  • Modern Democratic Society and the Enlightenment

    Zafirovski, Milan

    Pages 19-66

  • The Enlightenment and Western Civilization

    Zafirovski, Milan

    Pages 67-106

  • The Enlightenment and Modern Culture

    Zafirovski, Milan

    Pages 107-168

  • The Enlightenment and Politics

    Zafirovski, Milan

    Pages 169-223

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8168-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Enlightenment and Its Effects on Modern Society
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7387-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7387-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7386-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8168-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 367
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