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

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

Genres: Graphic Novels

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Writer: Steven Nadler

Artist: Ben Nadler

Publication date: June 13, 2017

Status: Completed

Views: 10,418


This 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...

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