Monday, October 16, 2006

Internet Bibliography for PHL 407

Enlightenment History and Philosophy

Primary Sources

Descarte’s Regulae (Rules for Philosophizing)

Newton, Regulae Philosophandi (Rules for Philosophizing)

Diderot, Rameau’s Nephew

Voltaire, Candide

Voltaire, Extracts from The Philosophical Dictionary

Voltaire, Treatise on Tolerance

The Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert

Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws

Montesquieu, from The Persian Letters, Letters 11 and 12:;
Letter 24:

Rousseau, The Social Contract

General Resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Garth Kemmerling’s Philosophy Pages and

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

18th Century Resources- Philosophy
This site is a portal to a wealth of full text sources. Scroll down to the Enlightenment.

Specific Resources

The European Enlightenment: a module by Richard Hooker at WSU includes:

Pre-enlightenment Europe:

The Case of England:

17th century Enlightenment thought:

Rene Descartes:

Blaise Pascal:

The Scientific Revolution:

The 18th century:

The Philosophes:


Women: Communities, economies, opportunities:

Absolute Monarchy and Enlightened Absolutism

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th Century

A Gallery of 17th and 18th Century Visual Culture

Enlightenment Reader:

Glossary of Enlightenment Terms and concepts

“What is Enlightenment?” by Immanuel Kant

RADICAL ACADEMY: Adventures in Philosophy/Modern Philosophy

1. Overview of 17th Century Philosophy: A Study and Critique

2. Overview of 18th and 19th Century Philosophy: A Study and Critique

3. Prelude to Modern Philosophy

4. The Philosophy of Rationalism

5. The Philosophy of Empiricism

6. The Philosophy of Illuminism (Enlightenment)

“What is Enlightenment?” By Michel Foucault

Philosophy Chronology: Timeline of Events, 1700-1799

Philosophy Timelines: Wadsworth Philosophy Shoppe

Christianity and the Enlightenment


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