AC Grayling's claims for the impact of the Enlightenment are overstated. A. C. Grayling's latest book claims that the modern mind emerged from a series of events which took place, and ideas which materialised, in the 17th century.
What happened to the European mind between , when an audience watching Macbeth at the Globe might believe that regicide was such an aberration of. The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of.
The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner a paradigmatic shift that would define Western thought for centuries to come. Grayling's claim, in The Age of Genius, is that Whiggish historians had it right all As the definition of 'the mind of a time' makes evident, Grayling's 'modern.