Last edited by Fenrigis
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | History

6 edition of The Heavenly city of eighteenth-century philosophers. found in the catalog.

The Heavenly city of eighteenth-century philosophers.

Carl L. Becker

The Heavenly city of eighteenth-century philosophers.

by Carl L. Becker

  • 314 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Yale U.P. in New Haven .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination168p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22405108M
ISBN 100300000170

Good. Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers by Carl L. Becker. Binding: Paperback. Weight: Lbs. Product Group: Book. Istextbook: No. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, /5(). In one of his best-known books, The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers (), Becker not only examined the ideas of the Philosophes, such as their belief in progress and human perfectibility, but also stressed their intellectual fervour and their success in bridging traditional Christianity and Enlightenment secularism.

Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City /5(). "The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment. [It] is likely to beguile and provoke readers for a long time to come.".

These essays disclose the fallacy of believing that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. The author demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Ages of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that the philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine .   The Heavenly City Of Eighteenth-Century Philosophers Becker, Carl L. Yale University Press pages By Roger Bunn. J In Becker’s book The Heavenly City Of Eighteenth-Century Philosophers, the age of reason replaces the previous beliefs that god was the answer to everything. The eighteenth century was an age of .


Share this book
You might also like
Father couldnt juggle.

Father couldnt juggle.

Potential for treatment of agricultural drain water with microalgal-bacterial systems

Potential for treatment of agricultural drain water with microalgal-bacterial systems

practical handbook of blacksmithing & metalworking

practical handbook of blacksmithing & metalworking

Oak Trees (Trees (Captstone))

Oak Trees (Trees (Captstone))

Family life education and population and family planning education in private institutions, 1986-1990

Family life education and population and family planning education in private institutions, 1986-1990

Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry (International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography)

Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry (International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography)

Learning to live with IT

Learning to live with IT

Babylonian planetary omens

Babylonian planetary omens

Waking slow

Waking slow

Fringing and fossil coral reefs of Oahu

Fringing and fossil coral reefs of Oahu

Heritage

Heritage

Borders for calligraphy

Borders for calligraphy

History and culture of Orissa

History and culture of Orissa

first hundred years

first hundred years

Witnesses for the defense

Witnesses for the defense

The Heavenly city of eighteenth-century philosophers by Carl L. Becker Download PDF EPUB FB2

“The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment [It] is likely to beguile and provoke readers for a long time Cited by: The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers [Carl L.

Becker] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(11). I wish the name was The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophes, for it would bring the book into a focused direction.

Carl Becker himself makes this distinction in the beginning of the book, but chooses to follow thorough with the capitalized "Philosophers" instead of the much nuanced philosophes/5.

Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City.

Yet in some respects The Heavenly City presents an almost uncanny anticipation of the "postmodern" reading of the eighteenth century." [— "The Pre-Postmodernism of Carl Becker", p. in Postmodernism and the Enlightenment (), Daniel Gordon editor] Nevertheless, Becker supported the Spanish Republicans.

An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers Item Preview The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers by Becker, Carl Lotus, ; Yale University.

Mary Cady Tew : Buy The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (Yale Nota Bene) 2nd Revised edition by Becker, Carl L (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   In The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers () the famous American historian Carl Becker (–) offered an influential interpretation of the Enlightenment, which reads it against the grain of most discussions both then and now.

As we’ve seen, they typically proceed on the assumption that the Enlightenment was a Cited by: The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers (Carl Lotus Becker, –) In the opening pages of Becker’s elegant, disconcerting book on eighteenth-century thought, he evokes St Thomas Aquinas and Dante and points out how difficult, if not impossible, it would be to have a discussion with the former about natural law and with Author: Kenneth R.

Stunkel. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (Yale Nota Bene) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. “For all their apparent hostility toward Christianity, the eighteenth-century philosophers ‘demolished the Heavenly City of St.

Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials.’” That may be so, but nothing is created out of a vacuum/5. Becker is best known for The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers (), four lectures on the Enlightenment delivered at Yale.

His assertion — that philosophers Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke in The Age of Reason relied far more upon Christian assumptions than they cared to admit — has been influential, but has also /5(17). Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper.

In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers “demolished the Heavenly City Author: Carl L.

Becker. Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers by Carl L. Becker and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers: Becker, Carl L.: Books - (9). The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers.

Yale University Press, edition. The book contains four lectures by the author delivered at Yale University in It is very well written. The style is basically ironical, following the Voltairian-Enlightenment tradition. "Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper.

In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that, that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world; and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City.

The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers Hardcover – January 1, out of 5 stars 1 rating See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions4/5(1).

The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers by Carl Lotus Becker,Yale university press edition, in EnglishCited by:   texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers Item Preview The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers by Becker, Carl Lotus, Pages:.

“The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment [It] is likely to beguile and provoke readers for a long time Brand: Yale University Press.Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper.

In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers “demolished the Heavenly City Cited by: Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper.

In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers “demolished the Heavenly City Author: Carl Lotus Becker.