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    • Power, Pleasure, and Profit

    • Insatiable Appetites from Machiavelli to Madison
    • By: David Wootton
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We pursue power, pleasure, and profit. We want as much as we can get, and we deploy instrumental reasoning-cost-benefit analysis-to get it. We judge ourselves and others by how well we succeed. It is a way of life and thought that seems natural, inevitable, and inescapable. As David Wootton reveals, it is anything but. In Power, Pleasure, and Profit, he traces an intellectual and cultural revolution that replaced the older systems of Aristotelian ethics and Christian morality with the instrumental reasoning that now gives shape and purpose to our lives. 

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    • The Invention of Science

    • A New History of the Scientific Revolution
    • By: David Wootton
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back 500 years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently.

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    • Excessively repetitive and convoluted

    • By Stephanie on 11-04-18

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    • The Invention of Science

    • A New History of the Scientific Revolution
    • By: David Wootton
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 22 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back 500 years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen.

    Regular price: $29.95