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The Multiverse of 1686

Speculation on multiple universes goes back farther than you might think.

Excerpted from HERETICS! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler. Copyright…By Steven Nadler & Ben Nadler

Excerpted from HERETICS! The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy by Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler. Copyright © 2017 by Princeton University Press. Reprinted by permission.

A Cabinet of Curiosities

Collecting grotesque and marvelous objects was a favorite pastime among genteel Europeans from the early modern period to the Enlightenment. Their curated “wunderkammern,” or “cabinets of wonder,” were an attempt to impose some order on the profusion of things and...READ MORE

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