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The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom

The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom (Paperback, New edition)

By Gay, Peter

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This work completes the author's reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism . It describes the programme of the philosophes and their views of society, with the aim of providing insights into the Enlightenment's critical method and its human and libe... read full description below.

ISBN 9780393313666
Barcode 9780393313666
Published 11 April 1997 by WW Norton & Co
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780393313666
ISBN-10 0393313662
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 11 April 1997
International Publication Date 1 February 1996
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Gay, Peter
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
World History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
European history: c 1500 to c 1750
European history: c 1750 to c 1900
Number of Pages 744
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 630g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Enlightenment, Europe, Philosophy, European, 18th century, Intellectual life
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 940.25
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The second volume of Peter Gay's in-depth study of the dawn of the modern world-the Age of Reason.The Science of Freedom completes Peter Gay's brilliant reinterpretation begun in The Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Paganism. In the present book, he describes the philosophes' program and their views of society. His masterful appraisal opens a new range of insights into the Enlightenment's critical method and its humane and libertarian vision.

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Author's Bio

Peter Gay (1923-2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.

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