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Über die Toleranz
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Voltaires 1763 erschienenes Plädoyer für Toleranz zwischen den Religionen war nie so aktuell wie heute. Seit den Anschlägen auf die Redaktion der Satirezeitschrift Charlie Hebdo hat sich seine Kritik des religiösen Fanatismus wie ein Lauffeuer verbreitet, er selbst gilt als zentrales Symbol für die Freiheit des Geistes: Voltaire-Plakate, versehen mit dem Slogan ´´Je suis Charlie´´, sind in ganz Paris zu sehen. Seine Streitschrift Über die Toleranz wird zusammen mit Kugelschreibern und Stiften als Mahnmal auf vielen Straßen Frankreichs platziert und ist zur Schullektüre avanciert. 250 Jahre nach ihrem Erscheinen ist Voltaires Kampfansage an den Fanatismus und den Aberglauben brisanter und dringlicher denn je. Höchste Zeit, sie zu lesen! Mit einem Vorwort von Laurent Joffrin (Chefredakteur ´´Libération´´)

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DER FANATISMUS ODER MOHAMMED
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Voltaires Tragödie DER FANATISMUS ODER MOHAMMED stellt Macht und Manipulation exemplarisch dar: Der religiöse Fanatismus wird zur politischen Waffe. Das Stück ist ein drastischer Ruf der Warnung. Der katholische Klerus ließ das Stück sofort verbieten, Voltaire widmete es sofort dem Papst. Der Fanatismus oder Mohammed erzählt eine haarsträubende und gewöhnliche Geschichte: Hirn und Herz eines jungen Mannes werden gewaschen, die Religion lässt ihn zum Mörder werden. Sein Auftraggeber ist der Prophet Mohammed, der die Stadt Mekka erobern will - und triumphiert. Die Neuübersetzung der Tragödie wird ergänzt durch Voltaires Widmungsbriefe an Friedrich II. und den Papst, sowie durch zwei schonungslose Streitschriften: In ihnen rechnet Voltaire mit den drei Buchreligionen gleichermaßen ab. Die Predigt der Fünfzig zerlegt die Bibel, Von dem Korane und dem Mahomed den Koran - dieser Essay wird in einer zeitgenössischen Übersetzung von Gotthold Ephraim Lessing präsentiert. Es geht Voltaire nicht um eine einzelne Religion, er schreibt gegen den Missbrauch des Göttlichen und gegen den Fanatismus an.

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Lettres philosophiques
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Die Aufklärung
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Sapere aude! Habe den Mut, dich deines eigenen Verstandes zu bedienen! (I.Kant) Aufklärung das unvollendete Projekt der Moderne . (J.Habermas) Die Epoche der Aufklärung, die im 18. Jahrhundert begann, ist wohl noch lange nicht beendet. Noch immer kämpfen Menschen überall auf der Welt für Toleranz und Vernunft, für Freiheit und Menschenrechte in einem Bund freier Bürger. Den Mut, von dem Kant spricht, braucht es heute wie damals. Auch die ersten Kämpfer der Aufklärung hatten es mit Gefängnis, Exil und Todesdrohungen zu tun. Damals standen an vorderster Front: John Locke, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau aber auch Kant, Franklin, Jefferson und viele andere. Die Feinde der Freiheit und die Verhinderer eigenen Denkens treten vielleicht in neuen Kostümen auf, besiegt sind sie deshalb noch nicht. Lernen wir also aus der Geschichte, wie man Licht ins Dunkel bringt.

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Legends of The Enlightenment: The Life and Lega...
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´´To hold a pen is to be at war.´´ - Voltaire ´´All men are equal; it is not their birth, but virtue itself that makes the difference.´´ - Voltaire The grand narrative of the Enlightenment, usually recounted and understood in terms of progress and modernity, generally appears as a simplified evolution from the trappings of superstition, feudalism, and everything ´´irrational´´ to a world more similar to today´s world. Alongside the Renaissance, the Enlightenment is credited for the transition to an adherence to reason, secularism, and promotion of values such as individual and collective freedom and liberty. At the heart of the movement in France was François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, whose voluminous writings advocated for greater liberalism, including the freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. In addition to the classic Candide, Voltaire was a biting polemic whose satirical attacks on the Catholic Church were among the fiercest of his day. He also understood the risks he was taking with these writings, at one point explaining, ´´It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.´´ The Enlightenment is looked upon fondly, and it serves to reinforce the notion that the present is superior to the past, but things did not change as rapidly or as completely as many believe. In fact, some recent historians have challenged the belief that the Enlightenment was responsible for the French Revolution, which is a vital issue when it comes to Voltaire. After all, Voltaire, as his contemporaries and as most of his modern listeners know him, is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Enlightenment thought, the symbol of the era of reason, and the harbinger of modern values. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Linsenmayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038638/bk_acx0_038638_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Rousseau and Voltaire: The Lives of the Two Mos...
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´´To hold a pen is to be at war.´´ (Voltaire) ´´Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it means one always has some battle to wage against oneself.´´ (Rousseau) The grand narrative of the Enlightenment, usually recounted and understood in terms of progress and modernity, generally appears as a simplified evolution from the trappings of superstition, feudalism, and everything ´´irrational´´ to a world more similar to today´s world. Alongside the Renaissance, the Enlightenment is credited with the transition to an adherence to reason, secularism, and promotion of values such as the value of the individual, collective freedom, and liberty. At the heart of the movement in France was François-Marie Arouet, better known by the pen name Voltaire, whose voluminous writings advocated for greater liberalism, including freedom of religion and separation of church and state. In addition to the classic Candide, Voltaire was a biting polemic whose satirical attacks on the Catholic Church were among the fiercest of his day. He also understood the risks he was taking with these writings, at one point explaining, ´´It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.´´ The Enlightenment is looked upon fondly, and it serves to reinforce the notion that the present is superior to the past, but things did not change as rapidly or as completely as many believe. In fact, some recent historians have challenged the belief that the Enlightenment was responsible for the French Revolution, which is a vital issue when it comes to Voltaire. After all, Voltaire, as both his contemporaries and most of his modern readers know him, is widely regarded as the pinnacle of Enlightenment thought, the symbol of the era of reason. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Linsenmayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036960/bk_acx0_036960_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Age of Louis XIV , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 261min
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The seventeenth century was one of the most fascinating and seminal periods in European history, particularly with regard to France. For it was here in France that the fruits of the earlier Renaissance were to be most brilliantly realized. Although the path of ´´greatness´´ for Louis XIV was prepared for him by men like Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert, Turenne, and Louvois, it was during his reign that French preeminence in all facets of civilization emerged. In diplomacy, military science, art, architecture, literature, fashion, music, gastronomy, philosophy, physics, mathematics, engineering, and many other fields of endeavor, France stood at the pinnacle of human achievement. She was to remain there until the time of Napoleon. How did this hegemony come about? Laurence Bradford Packard, an eminent historian and scholar, traces the origins of absolute monarchy and tells us how the political evolution of inherited kingship came to be what it was by the time of Louis XIV. He explains the marvelous diplomatic machinery backed by military might that made France the most feared nation in Europe for almost 200 years. And he discusses the various intellectual controversies of the day which were to produce some of the greatest minds in Europe. There has never been a period which produced so many masters of language: Voltaire, Moliere, Racine, Corneille, Pascal, Bayle, Rochefoucauld, La Fontaine, Bossuet, and many others. And of course, there were Milton, Hobbes, and Locke in England. Packard gives them all their due and goes on to explore the other arts, as well. The book ends with an appraisal of the amazing progress Europeans, and especially the French, made in the scientific fields. The names are legendary: Descartes, Newton, Boyle, Leeuwenhoek, Leibnitz, and others. It was a titanic period, and hovering above them all was the man who symbolized the power and majesty of the absolute monarchy...Louix XIV. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlton Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acon/000056/bk_acon_000056_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Crusades: The Hidden History of the Crusaders a...
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Discover the hidden history of the Crusades and the many conspiracy theories that followed! What led to the crusades and why the effects of the Crusades still resonate on Christianity and Islam religions today. The Crusades are events which have marked the middle ages for Europe as well as for the Arabian world, yet at times we seem to not know nearly enough as what we should. Explore why this could be so while learning of what has transpired during the centuries of confrontation between the two most widespread religions of the world. For centuries, the meaning of and the reason behind the Crusades has shifted, depending on who is telling the narrative. In the days of Voltaire, in which resentful Renaissance writers were often more than ready to impugn the Catholic Church, the Crusades were often depicted as acts of medieval stupidity in which drunken, belligerent, and debauched masses of Europeans were blinded by religious intolerance, and goaded to attack others. Then, by the 19th century, the Crusade narrative shifted again, and in the world of far-flung European colonies the Crusades were seen and understood through the lens of imperialism, and many explained the Crusades as nothing more than an early attempt at colonialism. This mythical narrative of unwarranted European aggression continued to promulgate itself through the years until it was widely believed that the Islamic world was a completely innocent victim of the Crusades. Many came to believe that the Muslims did nothing at all to provoke the West and instead were the sole arbiters of high civilization and knowledge in a dark age, who were unfairly targeted by militant Western barbarians. But by the early 21st century, perceptions began to change again as modern examples of Muslim extremists began to make front page news with increasing frequency. When the brutally extreme conquering hordes of ISIS came on the scene, routinely making mass murder, rape, enslav... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles D. Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109214/bk_acx0_109214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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How Not to Be Wrong
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The Freakonomics of math?a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn´t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do?the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It´s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does ´´public opinion? really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician´s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman?minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia´s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can´t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as Ellenberg says, is ´´an atomic-powered prosthesis that you attach to your common sense, vastly multiplying its reach and strength.? With the tools of mathematics in hand, you can understand the world in a deeper, more meaningful way. How Not to Be Wrong will show you how.

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical ...
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The Freakonomics of math - a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our hands. The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it. Math allows us to see the hidden structures underneath the messy and chaotic surface of our world. It’s a science of not being wrong, hammered out by centuries of hard work and argument. Armed with the tools of mathematics, we can see through to the true meaning of information we take for granted: How early should you get to the airport? What does ´´public opinion” really represent? Why do tall parents have shorter children? Who really won Florida in 2000? And how likely are you, really, to develop cancer? How Not to Be Wrong presents the surprising revelations behind all of these questions and many more, using the mathematician’s method of analyzing life and exposing the hard-won insights of the academic community to the layman—minus the jargon. Ellenberg chases mathematical threads through a vast range of time and space, from the everyday to the cosmic, encountering, among other things, baseball, Reaganomics, daring lottery schemes, Voltaire, the replicability crisis in psychology, Italian Renaissance painting, artificial languages, the development of non-Euclidean geometry, the coming obesity apocalypse, Antonin Scalia’s views on crime and punishment, the psychology of slime molds, what Facebook can and can’t figure out about you, and the existence of God. Ellenberg pulls from history as well as from the latest theoretical developments to provide those not trained in math with the knowledge they need. Math, as ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jordan Ellenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002391/bk_peng_002391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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