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 Peter Gay
Peter Gay is 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.