Our list of some of the best Enlightenment books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.
- Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2019)
- The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy (2017)
- The Enlightenment of Bees (2019)
- On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters (2013)
- The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) (2016)
- Dialectic of Enlightenment (Cultural Memory in the Present) (2007)
- The Portable Enlightenment Reader (Portable Library) (1995)
- I Am: A Journey To Spiritual Enlightenment (2011)
- The Science of Enlightenment: How Meditation Works (2018)
- The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (2015)
- The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History) (2013)
- Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life (2015)
- Enlightenment Now (2018)
- Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 (2002)
If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete?
One of Slate’s 10 Best Books of the YearAnthony Gottlieb’s landmark The Dream of Reason and its sequel challenge Bertrand Russell’s classic as the definitive history of Western philosophy.Western philosophy is now two and a half millennia old, but much of it came in just two staccato bursts, each lasting only about 150 years.
The Enlightenment of Bees (2019)
“I combed through the pages with delight.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that “when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only ignorance can lead us to adopt a sectarian view.’” Ricard has selected and translated some of t…
The Enlightenment: A Brief History with Documents (The Bedford Series in History and Culture) (2016)
Gain insight into The Enlightenment from the era’s most influential thinkers as Enlightenment explores the impact this time period had on the political, religious, and educational landscape of the day.
Dialectic of Enlightenment is undoubtedly the most influential publication of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Written during the Second World War and circulated privately, it appeared in a printed edition in Amsterdam in 1947.
The Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization.
I Am is the bestselling book reflecting a 3-year spiritual adventure with enlightened masters through South Africa, Egypt, Bhutan, The Maldives, Italy and Peru. The profound teachings point the way to love, peace, bliss and freedom, encouraging a transformation of consciousness and spiritual awakening. My books I Am and Heart Song form the essential foundation to the advanced teachings in the rest of the books.
Enlightenment―is it a myth or is it real? Across time and culture, inner explorers have discovered that the liberated state is a natural experience, as real as the sensations you are having right now. Few teachers achieve clarity with the application of scientific inquiry to these states of consciousness like Shinzen Young.
A foundational moment in the history of modern European thought, the Enlightenment continues to be a reference point for philosophers, scholars and opinion-formers. To many it remains the inspiration of our commitments to the betterment of the human condition. To others, it represents the elevation of one set of European values to the world, many of whose peoples have quite different values.
The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History) (2013)
Debate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. This period saw the opening of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans?
Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life (2015)
Living life from the INSIDE OUT is the only way to roll.There is a whole world inside of you waiting to be tapped into.
Enlightenment Now (2018)
In the wake of the Scientific Revolution, the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw the complete demolition of traditional structures of authority, scientific thought, and belief by the new philosophy and the philosophers, including Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau.
Best Enlightenment Books to Read
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The Voice of Reason_A V.I.P. Pass to Enlightenment
Author(s): Chael Sonnen
ID: 1146843, Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing, Year: May 15 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
The Archangel Guide to Enlightenment and Mastery: Living in the Fifth Dimension
Author(s): Diana Cooper, Tim Whild
ID: 2338993, Publisher: Hay House UK, Year: 5 July 2016, Size: 883 Kb, Format: epub
Samyama - Cultivating Stillness in Action, Siddhis and Miracles
ID: 2296861, Publisher: AYP Publishing, Year: 3 Nov 2008, Size: 172 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.