History B 356
Enlightenment and Sentiment (detailed slides)

Enlightenment and Society

Background Reading
Censer and Hunt, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, pp. 14-23, 37-39.

Discussion: Social Learning

Short paper due in class on September 18-20.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts (1750), also sometimes called Rousseau's First Discourse. This is in the library (in both the Basic Political Writings and the Collected Works of Rousseau) It is also on-line in several translations; one from 1913 (if you use this one, make SURE you read the Discourse and NOT The Social Contract, which is at the top of the page) and another more recent one.

Immanuel Kant, What is Enlightenment? (1784) available on-line.

Further Reading
Roger Chartier, Cultural Origins of the French Revolution (1991).

Tom Crow, Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-century Paris (1985).

Robert Darnton, The Literary Underground of the Old Regime (1982).

Peter Gay, The Enlightenment: An Interpretation (1969), 2 vols.

Sarah Maza, Private Lives and Public Affairs: The Causes Célèbres of Prerevolutionary France (1993).

Dorinda Outram, The Enlightenment (1994).

Jessica Riskin, Science in the Age of Sensibility (2002).

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, portrait by Allan Ramsay, 1766—account of life and works at Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Immanuel Kant, portrait in the Schiller
National-Museum, Marbach (Germany)—life
and works at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Hist J300 "Enlightenment? Culture and
Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Europe"
(Spang, autumn 2009)