Table of contents for Cosmopolis : the hidden agenda of modernity / Stephen Toulmin.
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Prologue: Backing into the Millennium
1. What Is the Problem About Modernity?
Dating the Start of Modernity
The Standard Account and Its Defects
The Modernity of the Renaissance
Retreat from the Renaissance
From Humanists to Rationalists
2. The 17th-Century Counter-Renaissance
Henry of Navarre and the Crisis of Belief
1610-1611: Young Rene; and the Henriade
1610-1611: John Donne Grieves for Cosmopolis
1640-1650: The Politics of Certainty
The First Step Back from Rationalism
3. The Modern World View
Fashioning the New "Europe of Nations"
1660-1720: Leibniz Discovers Ecumenism
1660-1720 Newton and the New Cosmopolis
1720-1780 The Subtext of Modernity
The Second Step Back from Rationalism
4. The Far Side of Modernity
The High Tide of Sovereign Nationhood
1750-1914: Dismantling the Scaffolding
1920-1960: Re-renaissance Deferred
1965-1975: Humanism Reinvented
The Twin Trajectories of Modernity
5. The Way Ahead
The Myth of the Clean Slate
The Recovery of Practical Philosophy
From Leviathan to Lilliput
The Rational and the Reasonable
Epilogue: Facing the Future Again
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Civilization, Modern -- History.
Philosophy, Modern -- History.
Europe -- Intellectual life.