The Swerve: How the World Became Modern


It was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functions without the aid of gods, that religious fear is damaging to human life, that pleasure and virtue are not opposites but intertwined, and that matter is made up of very small material particles in eternal motion, randomly colliding and swerving in new directions. Its return to circulation changed the course of history. The poem??s vision would shape the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein, and??in the hands of Thomas Jefferson??leave its trace on the Declaration of Independence.

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