Review: Heretics: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy

Heretics: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern PhilosophyThe world is consumed by philosophy in one way or the other. Every world leader and leader of industry has either read, studied, and modeled their leadership approach after some “school of thought”. A lot of these concepts came from some thinkers were often ahead of their time. Many of these philosophers were not thought of as geniuses until after their time on this earth.

New Ideas are encouraged and even celebrated now, but it has ot always been this way. Names like Galileo and Descartes, have lead the way in how we view the human condition, especially Descartes and the “duality of man.”. What many people fail to realize or forget to remember, is that their way of thinking was so far ahead of their time that it was not only unpopular but often meant misfortune for most these brilliant minds. In Steven and Ben Nadler’s Heretics, they venture to tell the stories of these brave minds.

Their book starts off with one of the most controversial concepts, by Giordano Bruno, who was the first to devise that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Then it delves into every controversial concept throughout the 17th century crisscrossing all over Europe, enlightening the world to different men, who introduced controversial and different concepts that were often deemed dangerous. The introduction of these ideas often excommunication, and even death, and yet every one of these men stood tall, despite knowing the possible consequences. By Book’s end the reader has a full understanding of each of these philosophers, some relying on divine providence, and others, faith in their beliefs

Overall, an excellent book which gives the reader a concise and chronological history of philosophy from the 17th century. The story by Seven Nadler, is definitely written with passion, as his love for these subjects shine through every panel. The art by Ben Nadler, is vibrant and gorgeous. Altogethe,r an great book, that even if you don’t like philosophy, will still feel the subjects of this book.

Story: Steven Nadler Art: Ben Nadler
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

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