The Modern Scholar
- Enlightenment: Reason, Tolerance, and Humanity
- Narrated by: Professor James Schmidt
- Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
This course will explore this remarkable period. It will discuss the work of such influential thinkers as Voltaire, John Locke, Denis Diderot, Adam Smith, Immanuel Kant, and Benjamin Franklin. It will also spend some time with less well-known, but no less influential, figures such as Joseph Priestly - a clergyman, scientist, and philosopher who was one of the most passionate defenders of the American Revolution in England - and the remarkable John Toland, a man whose writings on religion changed the way many Europeans thought about the Scriptures
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Nicely read, well thought out. Connects the dots on many points in history. An important series of lectures.
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