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The Lisbon earthquake of 1755

Alternative title:
representations and reactions
Abstract:

The most momentous natural disasters are not necessarily those with the most victims, but rather those producing the greatest shockwaves in intellectual history. The Lisbon earthquake of 1755 forced thinkers to re-engage with many of the greatest metaphysical and scientific questions of the day.
Humanity, claiming control of its condition through its search for knowledge, was confounded by its sudden and brutal reduction to the role of passive victim by an unpredictable and incompr... Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
Source identifiers:
9780729408578
ISBN:
9780729408578
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2017-11-30

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