Criticism of Western Civilization Isn’t New – It Was Part of the Enlightenment

Jean-Baptiste Belley, Deputy of Saint-Domingue and French National Convention member (1793-97) with a bust of Abbé Raynal Some today declare that “Western civilization” is something we should all be simply “for”. But the enlightenment, central to this civilization, shows how things are rarely so simple. By Dr. Matthew Sharpe / 10.18.2018 Associate Professor of Philosophy Deakin University The duelling sides in[…]