Ends of Enlightenment

Ends of Enlightenment is a collection of essays that explore three realms of eighteenth-century European innovation that remain active in the twenty-first century: the realist novel, philosophical thought, and the physical sciences, especially human anatomy.  "The understanding of Enlightenment that emerges from these essays—and from the cross-currents generated by their being published together—provides that historical moment with an unprecedented purchase on the present," says Clifford Siskin, Professor of English and American Literature, New York University and Director of The Re:Enlightenment Project.