The Resource Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy : Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment, Brian Kjær Olesen

Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy : Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment, Brian Kjær Olesen

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Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy : Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment
Title
Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy
Title remainder
Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Brian Kjær Olesen
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Language
eng
Summary
This thesis deals with the thought of Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) from the perspective of intellectual history; its aim, to think about the enlightenment anew. The historical problem, to which the thesis offers an answer, is twofold. What was the nature of Holberg's thought in relation to the enlightenment and how can it be said to have constituted an early Northern enlightenment more specifically? To the extent that we can talk historically of a specific early Northern enlightenment, it cannot, of course, be reduced to the case of Holberg. Yet, this thesis argues that any proper understanding of the question whether there was a particular early Northern enlightenment, as one amongst a multitude of enlightenments, must necessarily begin from an understanding of the thought of Holberg, the most prominent writer in the early eighteenth century. Describing Holberg as an eclectic thinker, the main argument of the thesis is that the early Northern enlightenment is best understood in light of Holberg's engagement with a wide range of intellectual traditions, both secular and religious. Thus, the thesis aims to reconstruct the trajectories of Holberg's thought and to situate his thinking about monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy in relation to a broader range of European enlightenments. It aims to show that the key to understanding the early Northern enlightenment is to be found in the connection between the thought of Ludvig Holberg and the multiple enlightenments with which he was engaged. In addressing such issues, the thesis sets an essentially revisionist agenda: the enlightenment of Holberg is best understood as an eclectic blend of Lutheranism, Arminianism, and modern natural law
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FIE
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Olesen, Brian Kjær
Date time place
Defence date: 22 April 2016
Dewey number
948.04092
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2016.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Holberg, Ludvig
  • Enlightenment
  • Denmark
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Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy : Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment, Brian Kjær Olesen
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/40947
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Examining Board: Professor Martin van Gelderen (EUI/ Lichtenberg-Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Studies, Supervisor); Professor Ann Thomson (EUI, Second reader); Professor Knud Haakonssen (University of Erfurt), Doctor Timothy Stanton (University of York)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-341)
Control code
FIEb17828764
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 341 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)1088485768
Label
Monarchism, religion, and moral philosophy : Ludvig Holberg and the early northern enlightenment, Brian Kjær Olesen
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/40947
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin van Gelderen (EUI/ Lichtenberg-Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute for Advanced Studies, Supervisor); Professor Ann Thomson (EUI, Second reader); Professor Knud Haakonssen (University of Erfurt), Doctor Timothy Stanton (University of York)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-341)
Control code
FIEb17828764
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 341 pages
System control number
(OCoLC)1088485768

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