The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 05

Publisher Description

The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century had implicit faith in the powers of human reason to reach the truth. With its logical-mathematical method it endeavored to illuminate every nook and corner of knowledge, to remove all obscurity, mystery, bigotry, and superstition, to find a reason for everything under the sun. Nature, religion, the State, law, morality, language, and art were brought under the searchlight of reason and reduced to simple and self-evident principles. Human institutions were measured according to their reasonableness; whatever was not rational had no raison d'être; to demolish the natural and historical in order to make room for the rational became the practical ideal of the day.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
March 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
664
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
458
KB