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Ideological Hesitancy in Spain 1700-1750

Ivy L. McClelland


This book examines several aspects of Spain's polemical Age of Reason, in particular the uncertain shifts in scientific ideas, the developing confusion of philosophical attitudes, the controversial movements in literary theories, the popular reactions to artistic practices, and the disturbed and disturbing variations in traditional beliefs and social attitudes. It takes as its model what it refers to as the middle-way enlightened man or ‘ilustrado’, who accepted much of the teachings of the new science and rationalist thinking, but remained skeptical of their accuracy and efficacy in addressin ... More

Keywords: Spain, Age of Reason, scientific ideas, philosophical attitudes, literary theories, artistic practices, traditional beliefs, social attitudes, ilustrado, rationalist thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780853230977
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317323


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ivy L. McClelland, author