The Enlightenment: Critique, Myth, Utopia- Proceedings of the Symposium arranged by the Finnish Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Helsinki, 17-18 October 2008

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In this volume, twelve scholars from different disciplines reassess the tradition and reception of the eighteenth-century European Enlightenment. The contributions, written in English and French, pay special attention to less known or relatively neglected aspects of this intellectual movement, revealing features that cannot easily be reduced to the cliches and catchphrases often associated with the Enlightenment. The volume emphasises the historically and geographically versatile heritage of the Enlightenment, examining its intellectual repercussions, the various uses and abuses it has been subjected to, and its complex relationship with more recent movements.