Robert Wokler's Enlightenment Project
Abstract:In the death of Robert Wokler (1942-2006) not only has Enlightenment intellectual history lost one of its pre-eminent scholars but also Enlightenment values have lost an impassioned proponent. Perhaps it is an indelible feature of the mind of a Holocaust survivor that he should have an ingrained scepticism about postmodern critiques of 'the Enlightenment Project'. To Wokler's mind, Enlightenment values remained cynosures against barbarism.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2006