Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

By | December 22, 2017
Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy Author Steven Nadler
ISBN-10 0691168695
ISBN-13 9780691168692
Year 2017-06-20
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
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An entertaining enlightening and humorous graphic narrative of the dangerous thinkers who laid the foundation of modern thoughtThis entertaining and enlightening graphic narrative tells the exciting story of the seventeenth century thinkers who challenged authority sometimes risking excommunication prison and even death to lay the foundations of modern philosophy and science and help usher in a new world With masterful storytelling and color illustrations Heretics offers a unique introduction to the birth of modern thought in comics form smart charming and often funny These contentious and controversial philosophers from Galileo and Descartes to Spinoza Locke Leibniz and Newton fundamentally changed the way we look at the world society and ourselves overturning everything from the idea that the Earth is the center of the cosmos to the notion that kings have a divine right to rule More devoted to reason than to faith these thinkers defended scandalous new views of nature religion politics knowledge and the human mind Heretics tells the story of their ideas lives and times in a vivid new way Crisscrossing Europe as it follows them in their travels and exiles the narrative describes their meetings and clashes with each other as well as their confrontations with religious and royal authority It recounts key moments in the history of modern philosophy including the burning of Giordano Bruno for heresy Galileo s house arrest for defending Copernicanism Descartes s proclaiming cogito ergo sum Hobbes s vision of the nasty and brutish state of nature and Spinoza s shocking Theological Political Treatise A brilliant account of one of the most brilliant periods in philosophy Heretics is the story of how a group of brave thinkers used reason and evidence to triumph over the authority of religion royalty and antiquity

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