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Nature's God : the heretical origins of the American republic

Author: Matthew Stewart
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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"Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a genealogy of the philosophical ideas from which America's revolutionaries drew their inspiration, all ... researched and documented and enlivened with storytelling ... Along the way, he uncovers the true meanings of 'Nature's God, ' 'self-evident, ' and many other phrases crucial to our understanding of the American experiment but now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Stewart
ISBN: 9780393351293 0393351297
OCLC Number: 890529768
Notes: The dirty little screw of the American Revolution -- Pathologies of freedom -- Epicurus's dangerous idea -- On the genealogy of Nature's God -- Self-evident truths -- The pursuit of happiness -- The empire of reason -- The religion of freedom.
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2014
Description: VII, 566 Seiten ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Stewart.

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A startling, paradigm-shifting exploration of the revolutionary part of the American Revolution: the ideas that changed the world for good.  Read more...

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"...splendidly polemical account of the philosophy of the founding fathers..." -- Prospect

 
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