Ideas Under Fire: Historical Studies of Philosophy and Science in Adversity

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Since Aristotle's famous declaration that the speculative sciences originated with the emergence of a leisure class, it has been accepted as a truism that intellectual activity requires political stability and leisure in order to flourish. Paradoxically, however, some of the most powerful and influential contributions to Western intellectual culture have been produced in conditions that were adverse-indeed hostile-to intellectual activity. Examples include Socrates' stirring defense of the examined life before a hostile ...

Ideas Under Fire: Historical Studies of Philosophy and Science in Adversity 2017, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Cranbury

ISBN-13: 9781683930693

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Ideas Under Fire: Historical Studies of Philosophy and Science in Adversity 2012, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

ISBN-13: 9781611475425

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