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A World of Ideas: A Dictionary of Important Theories, Beliefs, Concepts, and Thinkers

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THE THINKERS, THE THOUGHTS, AND THE THEORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

With A World of Ideas, you can get to the bottom of the big bang theory; find out where Freud's ideas were coming from, and where Einstein's might take us; demystify surrealism and structuralism, communism and capitalism. Prepared with the assistance of an academic board of leading scholars, this invaluable reference includes

- Hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced--more than two thousand in all

- A special emphasis on multicultural influences and contemporary thought

- A comprehensive index giving easy access to all essential terms and names

A World of Ideas is an indispensable resource for the curious reader.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of "An Incomplete Education" comes this meticulously researched and authoritative guide to the thinkers, the thoughts, and the theories that have shaped the world we live in. Whether it's the big bang theory, Freud's interpretation of dreams, or communism vs. capitalism, this dictionary explains it all in easy-to-understand terms.

About the Author

Chris Rohmann is the former editor and project manager for The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts.  He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345437068
Author:
Rohmann, Chris
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Rohmann, Chris
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Biography-Reference
Edition Number:
1st tradepaper ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
105-1065
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.16x6.10x1.04 in. 1.21 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the tradition of "An Incomplete Education" comes this meticulously researched and authoritative guide to the thinkers, the thoughts, and the theories that have shaped the world we live in. Whether it's the big bang theory, Freud's interpretation of dreams, or communism vs. capitalism, this dictionary explains it all in easy-to-understand terms.
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