The Western intellectual tradition, from Leonardo to Hegel

by Jacob Bronowski

Other authorsBruce Mazlish (Author)
Hardcover, 1993




[New York] : Barnes & Noble Books, 1993


Traces the development of thought through historical movements and periods from 1500 to 1830.

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LibraryThing member JBreedlove
This was a well written history Western European ideas from the Renaissance to the mid 19th century. The authors do a good job at pinning down key moments when political, philosophical, economic, social and religious ideas changed and how this came about. So overwhelming was this revolution in
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thought that it now underlies western and a lot of the world's culture today. The value and potential of the individual. That is the key cultural gift that western Europe has given the world.
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LibraryThing member Borg-mx5
Bronowski was a towering intellect yet, filled with a passion that flowed through his work. My view is that he represented a role model not only as an intellectual, but as a human being. Here, in a single volume, he tackles thought from the Renaissance to Hegel. A wonderful, yet dense read.



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