Authors

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Moses Mendelssohn (1729 - 1786) -- Jewish philosopher, who adopted much of Leibniz's metaphysics and who was a leading figure in promoting the project of the Enlightenment.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) -- English politician, Irish born, whose writings on politics may have influenced the growth of conservatism.

Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809) -- a British visitor to America, Paine argued that the state has positive duties to its citizens.

Cesare Beccaria (1738 - 1794) -- Italian jurist who, preempting Bentham, encouraged the improvement of prison systems in Europe.

Marquis de Sade (1740 - 1814) -- notorious 18th century French writer of erotic novels.

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741 - 1803) -- French novelist, whose masterpiece is Les liaisons dangereuses.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) -- third president of the United States, and political philosopher who borrowed much from Locke and who argued that successful representative government was possible.

Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832) -- English philosopher who founded utilitarianism and wrote extensively on the philosophy of law, economics, and politics.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749 - 1832) -- German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist and philosopher.

William Godwin (1756 - 1836) -- English writer and philosopher, who believed that, since people acted according to reason, we could live in a society without laws.

William Blake (1757 - 1827) -- early visionary poet of the Romantic period.

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) -- influential early feminist, who argued for educational and social equality.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805) -- great German dramatist and lyric poet, who was also an accomplished philosopher and historian.

Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762 - 1814) -- the first post-Kantian German idealist.

Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823) -- popular English Gothic novelist .

Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767 - 1830) -- a leading French liberal who criticised Rousseau and advocated representative democracy.

Maria Edgeworth (1767 - 1849) -- English novelist.

François Auguste René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768 - 1848) -- admired French poet , who was actively involved in events of his time and is most famous for his autobiography..

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 - 1831) -- great German philosopher who influenced Karl Marx, and who is famous for his impenetrable writing.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) -- English poet of the Romantic movement.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) -- storyteller and historical novelist.

Charles Brockden Brown (1771 - 1810) -- pioneering American gothic novelist.

Samuel T. Coleridge (1772 - 1834) -- poet and literary philosopher of the Romantic movement..

Oliver Goldsmith (1774 - 1728) -- Anglo-Irish dramatist, poet, and novelist.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) -- early 19th century novelist whose works are remebered for their wit and social satire..

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