Tolerance: The Beacon of the Enlightenment - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Caroline Warman

Published On

2016-01-04

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-203-5
Hardback978-1-78374-204-2
PDF978-1-78374-205-9
HTML978-1-80064-508-0
EPUB978-1-78374-206-6
MOBI978-1-78374-207-3

Language

  • English

Print Length

144 pages (viii + 136)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 8 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.31" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 10 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.38" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback470g (16.58oz)
Hardback843g (29.74oz)

Media

Illustrations38

OCLC Number

1129868810

LCCN

2019467881

BIC

  • HP
  • HPS
  • DQ

BISAC

  • PHI000000
  • PHI034000
  • PHI019000
  • LCO008000

LCC

  • B1925.E5

Keywords

  • Enlightenment
  • philosophers
  • anthology
  • equality
  • freedom
  • tolerance
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Tolerance

The Beacon of the Enlightenment

  • Caroline Warman (editor)
  • Caroline Warman (translator)
This anthology, inspired by Voltaire’s advice that a text needed to be concise to have real influence, contains firey extracts from forty different authors, from the philosophers everyone’s heard of to those whose brilliant writings are less well-known. They are immensely diverse in style and topic, but all have in common their passionate commitment to equality, freedom, and tolerance, and every single one resonates powerfully with the issues our world faces today. The book was first published by the Société française d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (the French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo assassinations in January 2015 as a mark of solidarity, and as a response to the wide-spread interest in Enlightenment values. With the support of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, it has now been translated by 102 French students and tutors from Oxford University.

Reviews

Academics at Oxford University are using Voltaire and other historical defenders of free speech to mark the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Sean Coughlan

"Oxford marks Hebdo attack with Voltaire". BBC News, 2016.

Full Review

Additional Resources

[document]Original French edition of the book

La Société Française d'Etude du Dix-Huitième Siècle (ed.), Tolerance: le combat des Lumières (Paris: SFEDS, 2015).

Contents

1. Introduction

(pp. 1–6)
  • Caroline Warman
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0088.01

Contributors

Caroline Warman

(editor)
Lecturer in French at University of Oxford

Caroline Warman

(translator)
Lecturer in French at University of Oxford