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
- Publication Date: 01/09/1992
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780226808383