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Placing the Enlightenment Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Summary Placing the Enlightenment Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Navigation discovery and knowledge Ultimately geography is revealed to be the source of much of the raw material from which philosophers fashioned theories of the human conditionLavishly illustrated and engagingly written Placing the Enlightenment will interest Enlightenment specialists from across the disciplines as well as any scholar curious about the role geography has played in the making of the modern worl.

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The Enlightenment was the age in which the world became modern challenging tradition in favor of reason freedom and critical inuiry While many aspects of the Enlightenment have been rigorously scrutinized its origins and motivations its principal characters and defining features its legacy and modern relevance the geographical dimensions of the era have until now largely been ignored Placing the Enlightenment con. Hyena now largely been ignored Placing the Enlightenment con.

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Tends that the Age of Reason was not only a period of pioneering geographical investigation but also an age with spatial dimensions to its content and concernsInvestigating the role space and location played in the creation and reception of Enlightenment ideas Charles W J Withers draws from the fields of art science history geography politics and religion to explore the legacies of Enlightenment national identity. Hyena not only a period of pioneering geographical investigation but also an age with spatial dimensions to its content and concernsInvestigating the role space and location played in the creation and reception of Enlightenment ideas Charles W J Withers draws from the fields of art science history geography politics and religion to explore the legacies of Enlightenment Light in a Dark House (Detective Kimmo Joentaa Book 4) (English Edition) national identity.


2 thoughts on “Placing the Enlightenment Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

  1. says:

    It won't sell many copies with the cover but the Professor offers an excellent work of synthesis literature review and theory The criticism would be that there is nothing original or empirical aside from the theory Also Withers's definition of enlightenment is exceptionally imprecise despite spending at least one third of the text giving the thickest of definitions In addition he is overly inclusive of nearly everything relating to geography projecting even the most loosely geographical phenomena into the Age of Reason


  2. says:

    too academic but useful perspective