"Ranging as it does over art, morality, religion, science, philosophy, social theory, and a good deal besides, Dupre's book is a marvel of scholarly erudition... Formidably well-researched, this would make an excellent introduction to Enlightenment ideas for the general reader." Terry Eagleton, Harper's Magazine"
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"This immensely readable book will cause readers to rethink the Enlightenment and to see its positive aspects. It will also add crucial historical perspective to current discussions of modernity."-Donald Verene, Emory University
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