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The science of liberty : democracy, reason, and the laws of nature

Author: Timothy Ferris; Fred Stella; Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Publisher: Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, ℗2010.
Series: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Timothy Ferris makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that, just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger, and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free and democratic societies from less than one percent of the world population four centuries ago to more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Ferris; Fred Stella; Brilliance Audio (Firm)
ISBN: 9781441892423 1441892427
OCLC Number: 664674266
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Duration: 13:32:00.
Credits: Director, Kevin Yon.
Performer(s): Read by Fred Stella.
Description: 11 audio discs (13 hr., 32 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Science & liberty --
Science & liberalism --
The rise of science --
The science of enlightenment --
American independence --
The terror --
Power --
Progress --
The science of wealth --
Totalitarian antiscience --
Academic antiscience --
One world.
Series Title: Brilliance Audio on compact disc.
Responsibility: Timothy Ferris.

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Timothy Ferris makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that, just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger, and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired have swelled the number of persons living in free and democratic societies from less than one percent of the world population four centuries ago to more than a third today.

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