The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

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Pub. Date: 1900-01-01
Publisher(s): HarperCollins Publications
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In his most powerful book to date, award-winning author Timothy Ferris makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris shows how science was integral to the American Revolution but misinterpreted in the French Revolution; reflects on the history of liberalism, stressing its widely underestimated and mutually beneficial relationship with science; and surveys the forces that have opposed science and liberalism--from communism and fascism to postmodernism and Islamic fundamentalism. A sweeping intellectual history, "The Science of Liberty" is a stunningly original work that transcends the antiquated concepts of left and right.

Table of Contents

Science & Libertyp. 1
Science & Liberalismp. 16
The Rise of Sciencep. 35
The Science of Enlightenmentp. 57
American Independencep. 89
The Terrorp. 109
Powerp. 128
Progressp. 149
The Science of Wealthp. 168
Totalitarian Antisciencep. 191
Academic Antisciencep. 236
One Worldp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 293
Notesp. 295
Indexp. 355
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