Natural Disasters and the Debate on the Unity or Plurality of Enlightenments,

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Description

Discusses eighteenth-century views of natural portents and disasters, mainly in the thought of Edward Gibbon and Adam Smith, and claims, vis-à-vis Jonathan Israel's thesis regarding the Radical Enlightenment, that in fact the Moderate Enlightenment inadvertently promoted radical ideals.

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“Natural Disasters and the Debate on the Unity or Plurality of Enlightenments,” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 57.3 (2016), 325-42.

Date

10/27/17

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Citation

Wolloch, Nathaniel, “Natural Disasters and the Debate on the Unity or Plurality of Enlightenments,,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed February 18, 2018, http://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/170.