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

Paperback | August 11, 2015

byTimothy Ferris

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In his most powerful book to date,award-winning author TimothyFerris makes a passionate case for scienceas the inspiration behind the rise of liberalismand democracy. Ferris showshow science was integral to the AmericanRevolution but misinterpreted inthe French Revolution; reflects on thehistory of liberalism, stressing its widelyunderestimated and mutually beneficialrelationship with science; and surveysthe forces that have opposed scienceand liberalism—from communism andfascism to postmodernism and Islamicfundamentalism. A sweeping intellectualhistory, The Science of Liberty is a stunninglyoriginal work that transcends theantiquated concepts of left and right.

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In his most powerful book to date,award-winning author TimothyFerris makes a passionate case for scienceas the inspiration behind the rise of liberalismand democracy. Ferris showshow science was integral to the AmericanRevolution but misinterpreted inthe French Revolution; reflects on thehistory of liberalism, stressing its widelyunder...

Timothy Ferris's works includeSeeing in the Dark,The Mind's Sky(bothNew York Timesbest books of the year), andThe Whole Shebang(listed byAmerican Scientistas one of the one hundred most influential books of the twentieth century). A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ferris has taught in five disciplines...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060781513

ISBN - 13:9780060781514

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“An important, timely, and splendidly written book. . . . Ferris is among the half-dozen foremost explicators of the physical sciences alive today. . . . The Science of Liberty is a profound delight.”