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    The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world / Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot.
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  • Intellectual life -- History.
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  • Philosophy, Modern -- History.
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    Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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    x, 492 pages ; 25 cm
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    ISBN: 
    9780691150642
    0691150648
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    Ideas as historical forces -- Adam Smith : the science of man, morality, and money -- Karl Marx : the tragic consequences of a brilliant theory -- Charles Darwin : struggle and selection in the realm of ideas -- Making democracy : the Jefferson-Hamilton debates -- Counter-enlightenment : from antimodernism to fascism -- Christian fundamentalism : the politics of God in America -- Purifying Islam : the Muslim reaction against the Western enlightenment -- The power of ideas and the importance of the humanities.
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    Examines "Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx--heirs of the Enlightenment who embodied its highest ideals about progress--and shows how their thoughts, over time and in the hands of their followers and opponents, transformed the very nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics"--Amazon.com.
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