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.
PETER GAY was Sterling Professor of History, Emeritus, at Yale University, author of thirty-two widely respected books, and winner of the National Book Award for his definitive work on the Enlightenment. He died in 2015.
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Published by Knopf Jun 26, 2013| 720 Pages| ISBN 9780307831453