Episode 19

Ritchie Robertson on the Enlightenment, 1680-1790


March 19th, 2021

33 mins 33 secs

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About this Episode

Enlightenment thinking across Europe addressed the full breadth of human experience. From the nature of beauty to practical improvements in administering prisons, the array of viewpoints and subjects stretches well beyond today’s shorthands for the era.

Ritchie Robertson joins host Richard Aldous to discuss his new book, The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness 1680-1790.