Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

The World of the Eighteenth Century (for English Majors): Philosophy

English majors, and all others, are welcome to use this guide to understand the cultural & historical context in which the literature being read was created.

Triumph of Reason ...

Triumph of Reason & Truth 

The Triumph of Reason and  Truth: Philosophy, in the Form of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Uncovering Reason and Truth, Hidden from the Universe by Error and Lies, (Late 18th Century engraving).

Image from Art Museum Image Gallery.

Philosophy in the 18th Century

The following are standard, scholarly works on all aspects of philosophy.

Reference Universe

Reference Universe searches the table of contents & indexes of recent print and electronic encyclopedias in the CSS Reference Collection.