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Título: Der Triumph der Philosophie im achtzehnten ...
Condición del libro: Very Good
First edition of a polemical attack on the Enlightenment by the controversial Königsberg theologian Johann August Starck (1741-1816). It includes chapters on Voltaire, Rousseau, the Jesuits and their expulsion, Friedrich II, Nicolai, Lessing, Semler and Bahrdt, Joseph II and the influence of the freemasons and 'Illuminaten' on the French revolution. As a young man Starck had known Kant well, both of them renting rooms in the house of the publisher and bookseller Johann Jakob Kanter. 'The similarity of Kant's views with those of Starck [at that time] can hardly be overlooked' (Manfred Kuehn, Kant, p. 226). 'The shift towards the reactionary, first evident in Starck's 1780 anonymous publication on Christianity, was completed in his widely read Triumph of Philosophy (1803) – a work partly inspired by abbe Barruel's attack on freemasonry (1797) – wherein he claimed that the Illuminati, a freemasonry group founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776, stood behind the French Revolution and was secretly pursuing similarly lawless and godless schemes in German lands and elsewhere. Starck argued that the rationalist tendencies of Enlightenment theology, as represented in F. Nicolai's Neue Deutsche Bibliothek and in the writings of Lessing and the theologians J.S. Semler and K.F. Bahrdt – as well as Starck's own earlier writings – were destroying Lutheran orthodoxy. While many read this as further proof of his Catholic sympathies, it is perhaps best seen as a concern for the defence of Christianity in general against various Enlightenment forces' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century German Philosophers). 2 volumes, 8vo, iv, [ii], 671; v, [ii], 636 pp., contemporary half leather, spines decorated gilt, rubbed and a little darkened, pastedowns glue-shadowed at corners, uniform light browning, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good set. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-13432093651
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