Todorov, Tzvetan. In Defence of the Enlightenment. London: Atlantic, 2009.
The Enlightenment, that great ferment of ideas in eighteenth-century Europe, has its enemies today on both left and right. This week, we hear a talk from the Franco-Bulgarian philosopher Tzvetan Todorov, author of the recently published In Defence of the Enlightenment, who argues for an Enlightenment approach to developing and understanding an open and just modern society.
Listen here: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2010/2834048.htm.