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Stephen Edelston Toulmin, “Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity”¬†
English | 1992 | ISBN: 0226808386 | PDF | 238 pages | 17,5 mb

 

In the seventeenth century, a vision arose which was to captivate the Western imagination for the next three hundred 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 endeavor, 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.

 

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