The Ideas that Made the Modern World

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 01.10.2008 - 408 Seiten
The Ideas that made the Modern World is part of the Britannica Guide Series that offers a look into the people, philosophy, and history of the enlightenment. The Britannica Guides series offers an essential introduction to many of the key issues of our time. Clear, accurate, and meticulously researched, the series gives both background and analysis for when you need to know for sure what is really happening in the world, whether you are an expert, student, or traveler.

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1 A History of the Enlightenment
1
2 The Scientific Revolution
38
3 Man and Evolution
67
4 Culture and Education
100
5 Economics and Industrial Revolution
146
Enlightenment Politics
169
7 Philosophy Ethics and Religion
212
Thinkers Writers and Revolutionaries
251
Extracts and Further Reading
319
Further Reading
355
Index
357
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Anthony Clifford "A. C." Grayling is a British philosopher. In 2011 he founded and became the first Master of New College of the Humanities, an independent undergraduate college in London. Until June 2011, he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, where he taught from 1991. Grayling was born and raised in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). After moving to England in his teens, he spent three years at the University of Sussex, but said that although he applauded their intention to educate generalists, he wished to be a scholar, so in addition to his BA from Sussex, he also completed one in philosophy as a University of London external student. He went on to obtain an MA from Sussex, then attended Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was taught by P. F. Strawson and A. J. Ayer, obtaining his doctorate in 1981. He lectured in philosophy at St Anne's College, Oxford, before taking up a post in 1991 at Birkbeck, University of London, where in 1998 he became reader in philosophy.

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