The Enlightenment: The Science of Freedom (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393313666
ISBN-10: 0393313662
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 17th, 1996
Pages: 746
Language: English
Series: Enlightenment an Interpretation