Cosmopolitanism and the German Enlightenment

  title={Cosmopolitanism and the German Enlightenment},
  author={F. Fillafer and J{\"u}rgen Osterhammel},
  • F. Fillafer, Jürgen Osterhammel
  • Published 2011
  • Philosophy
  • THE European Enlightenment has long been regarded as a host of disembodied, self-perpetuating ideas typically emanating from France and inspiring apprentices at the various European peripheries. Historians have demonstrated the. scope and depth of the Enlightenment's reach and have painted a variegated picture of a decentralized intellectual system with fulcrums as remote as Lima, Calcutta, and Batavia. There clearly was a set of overarching purposes of emancipation and improvement, but… CONTINUE READING