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Burke's main argument that the Enlightenment was a negative influence is best presented below. Compute your gains; see what is got by those extravagant and presumptuous speculations which have taught your leaders to despise all their predecessors, and all their contemporaries, and even to despise themselves, until the moment in which they become truly despicable.
Blowing the Whistle on Enlightenment: Confessions of …
Their famous debate is available to us today, through collections of their works, both off and on the Internet. We shall take a look at these views and discover what the contemporaries of the French Revolution felt about the Enlightenment.
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- however, in France the philosophes vigorously opposedslavery and the slave trade, and most called for the immediate emancipation ofslaves, others for gradual abolition of slavery (as Himmelfarb points out, p169)[does it matter what the groundswere? And isn’t Himmelfarb in this instance contradicting the general drift ofher book, that the best examples in theEnlightenment are those who based their views on social feeling rather thanabstract reasoning?]
- though the constitution declared all men are createdequal, it also had clauses that perpetuated slavery: five slaves were countedas equivalent to three white men for the purposes of taxation (I have seen thisdefended as simply acknowledging that slaves were more poor…); it allowed theimportation of slaves for 20 more years (defended by Madison as better than notputting a time limit); and it required the return of escaped slaves to theirowners…
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- Outram: there were difficulties for many in opposingslavery because it was so essential to an increasingly integrated worldeconomy, and so impossible to remove slaverywithout (it seemed) dismantling the whole economic system. The profits fromcommerce based on slavery were enabling governments to grow (ch 3) which‘primed the economic pump’ enabling the industrial revolution.