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Lang Matl
Author Ferris, Timothy

Title The science of liberty : democracy, reason, and the laws of nature / Timothy Ferris

Imprint New York : Harper, c2010


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  Q175.5    Available
Edition 1st ed
Description 368 p. ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-353) and index
Contents Science & liberty -- Science & liberalism -- The rise of science -- The science of enlightenment -- American independence -- The terror -- Power -- Progress -- The science of wealth -- Totalitarian antiscience -- Academic antiscience -- One worl
Summary Makes a case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy, arguing that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of fr
Subject Science -- Social aspects
Democracy and science
Science -- History
ISBN 9780060781507