Selected Works of Wallace H. Provost

Social and Political Philosopher

Freedom and the Burden of Responsibility

If you know what it means to be human, then you know why Freedom is an awesome responsibility.

God, Science and Reason

The Role of Philosophy in

The Evolution of Western


How a simple assumption, that the world is a rational place, shaped the evolution of western culture.

Published Articles

Contingency and Complexity in the Social

Theory of Niklas Luhmann

The Role of Complexity in an Integrated Science of Sociology

Complex Organization and Niklas Luhmann's Sociology of Law

Complexity and a Pragmatic Theory of Knowledge

Science as Paradigmatic Complexity


Short Story

Hilltopping with the Old Mountain Goat

Biographical comments

Wallace Provost


The Moon is not For Sale

Manhunt on the Far Side

The Ugly Machine Saga

The Lost Legend of Pala Duro