Front. Philos. China 2013, 8(2): 181182 DOI 10.3868/s030-002-013-0013-3 SPECIAL THEME LIAO Shenbai European and American philosophers of the eighteenth century were passionately committed to challenging the arbitrary power of contemporary governments and organized religion through the public use of reason and the promotion of selected rights and liberties. These ideals and the responses they provoked were not confined to just one historical and geographical context, but have continued to influence thought throughout the world. Indeed, the exposition and critical reassessment of the complex legacy of the Enlightenment and the Counter-Enlightenment can lead to the re-shaping of public life and institutions in contemporary societies. The purpose of this Speical Theme is to re-valuate the Enlightenment, and to exchange various interpretations and understandings of Enlightenment thought in different cultural settings. It has been argued that the communication between Chinese and French cultures in the Age of Enlightenment was productive of and influential to the expansion and consequences of the Enlightenment in France and other European countries. However, according to recent research, the significance of this communication may have been distorted by previous scholarship insofar as Enlightenment thinkers misunderstood ancient China. For example, as Jonathan Israel points out in his article
Frontiers of Philosophy in China – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2013
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