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The Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment

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$70.50 • £56.95 • €63.50

ISBN 9780674035225

Publication Date: 01/15/2010

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390 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Pyrrhonism
    • 1. Skepticism and Rhetoric
    • 2. Skepticism and the Subject
    • 3. Skepticism and the State
  • II. The Seventeenth Century
    • Introduction: The Question of Natural Philosophy
    • 4. Skepticism and Utopia
    • 5. Skepticism and the Theater
    • 6. Skepticism and Science
  • III. The Eighteenth Century
    • 7. Skepticism and the Public Sphere
    • 8. Skepticism and the Novel
  • Epilogue: The Antinomy of Antinomies
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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