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Jeremy Black

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300167955

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001

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Enlightenment and Information

Enlightenment and Information

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(p.173) 7 Enlightenment and Information
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The Power of Knowledge
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Jeremy Black

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0007

This chapter discusses the gathering and use of information from the Enlightenment to the French Revolution and considers the wider political contours and consequences of the rationalism of the period. It also describes the relationship between information and politicisation alongside the linkage between rationalism and modernity.

Keywords:   information, Enlightenment, French Revolution, rationalism, politicisation, modernisation

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