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Epicurus in the Enlightenment

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Eighteenth-century Epicureanism is often viewed as radical, anti-religious and politically dangerous. But to what extent does this simplify the ancient philosophy and underestimate its significance in Enlightenment writing?
Through a pan-European analysis of Enlightenment centres from Scotland to Russia via the Netherlands, France and Germany, contributors argue that elements of classical Epicureanism were appropriated by radical and conservative writers alike. They move beyond l... Expand abstract
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Published
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Publisher:
Voltaire Foundation Publisher's website
Publication date:
2017-11-30
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VF1:453
Language:
English
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