essay on THe Enlightenment and THe Scientific Revolution
The journal publishes Germanlanguage essays on the Enlightenment in an interdisciplinary perspective including the history of philosophy, of literature of ideas and mentality, of institutions, legal and constitutional history, and social history.
Kent Wright received his Ph.D. in History in 1990 from the University of Chicago. His research and writing has been devoted to three related subjects – French political thought in the era of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the wider history of the Enlightenment and its place in modern thought and historiography in general. He is the author of A Classical Republican in Eighteenth-Century France: the Political Thought of Mably (Stanford, 1997), and of essays on French republicanism, Montesquieu and Rousseau, historical writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and on Ernst Cassirer and Carl Becker. He is currently editing a volume of essays on the Enlightenment for Blackwell's New Histories series, and working on two book projects: a study of the Enlightenment in twentieth-century thought, entitled A Bright, Clear Mirror; and a study of Montesquieu's political thought in its historical context.