The Dream of the Enlightenment
The Rise of Modern Philosophy
On behalf of: David Godwin Associates
The author of the classic The Dream of Reason explains the rise of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau.
The Dream of Enlightenment, Anthony Gottlieb expertly navigates a second great explosion of thought, taking us to northern Europe in the wake of its wars of religion and the rise of Galilean science.
In a relatively short period – from the early 1640s to the eve of the French Revolution – Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, and Hume all made their mark. The Dream of Enlightenment tells their story and that of the birth of modern philosophy.