Monday, January 15, 2007


Here's what I'll be using for the first part of my three-part essay:

1. The Enlightenment. Dorinda Outram
2. The Party of Humanity Peter Gay
3. Nathan the Wise Gotthold Lessing
4. The Spirit of the Laws Montesquieu
5. Essay Concerning Human Understanding John Locke
6. Letters on the English Nation Voltaire
7. What is Enlightenment? Emmanuel Kant
8. The Social Contract Jean-Jacques Rousseau
9. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality Rousseau
10. The Wealth of Nations Adam Smith
11. On Crimes and Punishments Cesare Beccaria
12. Fragment on Government Jeremy Bentham
13. Leviathan Thomas Hobbes
14. Inquiry Into Human Nature David Hume
15. Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion David Hume
16. The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers Becker
17. Dialectic of Enlightenment Horkheimer and Adorno
18. What is Enlightenment? Michel Foucault
19. The Age of Revolution Eric Hobbsbawm

The other two sections are similarly long, and actually, I think the whole list comes out to something like 80 books, although I don't think I'll include them all in the essay. The list was fun to read, but I might have made it a bit long for a minor field.

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