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Heretics! : the wondrous (and dangerous) beginnings of modern philosophy / Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler.

Nadler, Steven M., 1958- (author.). Nadler, Ben, (illustrator.).

"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's description.

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  • ISBN: 9780691168692
  • ISBN: 0691168695
  • Physical Description: 180 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Frontmatter -- Introduction -- Rome 1600 -- Rome 1633 -- Leiden 1640 -- The Hague 1670 -- Hanover 1686 -- CAMBRIDGE AND LONDON 1650 -- Paris 1675 -- London 1689 -- London 1703 -- Epilogue: Geneva 1755 -- RAMATIS PERSONAE -- Acknowledgments.
Subject: Descartes, René, 1596-1650 > Criticism and interpretation.
Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679 > Criticism and interpretation.
Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677 > Criticism and interpretation.
Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662 > Criticism and interpretation.
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716 > Criticism and interpretation.
Locke, John, 1632-1704.
Philosophy, Modern > 17th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Philosophy, Renaissance > Comic books, strips, etc.
Philosophy > Europe > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Civilization, Western > Philosophy > Comic books, strips, etc.
Philosophers > Europe > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic nonfiction.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Biographical comics.
Educational comics.
Historical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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