Books by David Wootton

HISTORY
Released: Oct. 8, 2018

"Histories of ideas can be a snooze, but this is a surprisingly lucid examination of a dramatic revolution in human thought."
Many authors write about Enlightenment science and Enlightenment politics, but there was also Enlightenment ethics, the focus of this book. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"A superbly lucid examination of a dramatic revolution in human thought that deserves a place on the shelf with Thomas Kuhn and David Deutsch."
Not exactly a history of science but of our idea of science: a shrewd, thoughtful analysis of how our view of finding truth held steady throughout history and then, over a century, changed and produced the dazzling progress we often take for granted.Read full book review >