Central to the radical Enlightenment were the ideas of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus and his philosophy of atomic materialism which rejected any role for gods in the existence and evolution of the universe.  Melvyn Bragg’s excellent ‘In Our Time’ covers the topic here in a 41-minute podcast.

‘Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King’ is freely available here.

Long form articles on Casanova’s life and times are freely available here.


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