The Dream of Reason: A history of philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance
About Anthony Gottlieb and His Recent Scholarship:
Anthony Gottlieb studied philosophy at Cambridge University and was a member of the editorial staff of The Economist from 1984 and its Executive Editor from 1997. He left The Economist in 2006. He is the author of The Dream of Reason: A history of philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance, and of many reviews in theNew York Times Sunday Book Review and other publications. He was a member of the editorial staff of The Economist from 1984 to 2006, and its Executive Editor and editor of “Economist.com” from 1997 to 2006. His earlier posts at the magazine included Britain Correspondent, Science and Technology Editor and Surveys Editor. He joined the magazine as a diversion from academic philosophy. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s philosophy department and is writing a book about Nothingness.
He has published many articles and book reviews in The New York Times on subjects ranging from philosophy and history to the role of talking parrots in literature and the significance of sex with robots, and in The New Yorker on the Wittgenstein family, René Descartes, works on atheism, the theory of voting, and evolutionary psychology. His work also appears in Intelligent Life and the Wall Street Journal.