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Cosmopolis : The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

By: Toulmin, Stephen

0226808386 / 9780226808383
Paperback / softback
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01/11/1992
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United States
168 x 227 mm, 368 grams 235 pages
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In the 17th century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next 300 years: the vision of Cosmopolis, a society as rationally ordered as the Newtonian view of nature.

While fueling extraordinary advances in all fields of human endeavour, this vision perpetuated a hidden yet persistent agenda: the delusion that human nature and society could be fitted into precise and manageable rational categories.

Stephen Toulmin confronts that agenda - its illusions and its consequences for our present and future world.

BIC:

3JD c 1600 to c 1700, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JJ 20th century, HBG General & world history, HBLH Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, HPC History of Western philosophy, JHM Anthropology

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