The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

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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...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."
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9780691168692
Characteristics: 180 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Nadler, Ben 1984-- Illustrator


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Sep 21, 2017

A good introduction and/or refresher for those of us who took a few philosophy credits in college. Great art with an accessible sense of humor. Just wish the women featured had more than a few panels to their names.


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