The Enlightenment (Paperback)
The Science of Freedom
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393313666, 744pp.
Publication Date: February 17, 1996
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The second volume of Peter Gay's in-depth study of the dawn of the modern world—the Age of Reason.
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.