Liberty in the Scientific Enlightenment
The question for this Socratic seminar was whether the modern scientific conception of the natural order in the universe and of human nature within that order supports the moral case for liberty. This question was explored through a reading of Edward O. Wilson’s Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge, a survey of modern science that argues for the scientific unification of all knowledge.
Wilson, Edward O.. Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge. New York: Vintage Books, 1998.