Cosmopolis : Hidden Agenda of Modernity, Paperback

Cosmopolis : Hidden Agenda of Modernity Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
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  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780226808383



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