Enlightenment Shadows

2014.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, Oxford University Press, 2013, 185pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199669561.
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2014.04.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, Oxford University Press, 2013, 185pp., $55.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199669561. Reviewed by Mark Collier, University of Minnesota, Morris Genevieve Lloyd argues that standard interpretations of the Enlightenment have failed to acknowledge the shadows and tensions lurking behind talk of illumination, including ambivalence about the imagination and its interaction with the emotions, as well as a sense of vulnerability in the face of parochialism and religious enthusiasm. Lloyd attempts to present a fuller picture of the intellectual mood of the Enlightenment by offering a series of close readings of Enlightenment texts that explore, and enact in their literary form, the complex relationship between the intellect and the passions. The result is an alternative history of Modern Philosophy that exhibits continuities, rather than definitive breaks, between the concerns of. . .

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