A Wicked Company

A Wicked Company

The Forgotten Radicalism of the European Enlightenment

Book - 2010
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Acclaimed historian, Philipp Blom, retraces the fortunes and characters of the men, that from the 1750s to the 1770s in the Paris salon of Baron Paul Thirty Holback had debated with intellectual daring and produced revolutionary ideas. These brilliant minds full of wit, courage, and humanity in their thinking created a different and radical French Enlightenment based on atheism, passion, empathy, and a compellingly insightful perspective on society.--[book cover]
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010
ISBN: 9780465014538
0465014534
Characteristics: xx, 361 p. : ill., portraits ; 25 cm

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ClaireM_W
Feb 28, 2013

Lots of interesting stuff about Denis Diderot, Baruck Spinoza, and Rousseau that fills in many of the gaps I’ve had about the Enlightenment. A painless writing style. I enjoyed this.

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