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andlt;I andgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Thinkandlt;/Iandgt; is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to todayand#8217;s cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Within the pages of this book you will find a wide variety of answers to the great, eternal questions: How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? andlt;I andgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Thinkandlt;/Iandgt; also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer weirdnessand#8212;from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel (what happens if you travel back in time and kill your own grandfather?).andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno and#8220;provedand#8221; a flying arrow never moves; how modern science has shown that a butterflyand#8217;s wing can stir up an Atlantic storm; and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspirational ideas explored here range from Gandhiand#8217;s theory of civil disobedience to Henry David Thoreauand#8217;s praise of the simple life and Mary Wollstonecraftand#8217;s groundbreaking advocacy of womenand#8217;s rights. The book also covers a wide variety of lifestyle concepts, such as and#8220;rational dressand#8221; and naturism, and cultural movements including Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Postmodernism.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Supported by a wealth of striking illustrations and illuminating quotations, andlt;I andgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Thinkandlt;/Iandgt; is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully browsable source of entertainment.

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An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kant’s Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, here are the big ideas that have revolutionized our world. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind, showing how once-radical propositions have become accepted truths.

Besides the great, eternal questions (how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?), 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer audacity—from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel. Discover the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies, and relearn inspiring ideas ranging from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights.

Abounding with quotations and more than 900 full-color, gorgeous illustrations, this is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully accessible popular reference.

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andlt;Bandgt;An elegant addition to the successful and#8220;1001and#8221; seriesand#8212;a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kantand#8217;s Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, here are the big ideas that have revolutionized our world. andlt;Iandgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think andlt;/Iandgt;offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind, showing how once-radical propositions have become accepted truths.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Besides the great, eternal questions (how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?), andlt;Iandgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Thinkandlt;/Iandgt; also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer audacityand#8212;from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel. Discover the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies, and relearn inspiring ideas ranging from Gandhiand#8217;s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraftand#8217;s groundbreaking advocacy of womenand#8217;s rights. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Abounding with quotations and more than 900 full-color, gorgeous illustrations, this is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully accessible popular reference.

About the Author

andlt;b andgt;Robert Arpandlt;/bandgt; is a visiting professor for the department of philosophy at Florida State University and a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Center for Biomedical Ontology. His areas of specialization include philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and modern philosophy. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

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9781476705729
Author:
Arp, Robert
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Reference
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20131029
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
600 4/C images; endpapers
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.

From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kant’s Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, here are the big ideas that have revolutionized our world. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind, showing how once-radical propositions have become accepted truths.

Besides the great, eternal questions (how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?), 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer audacity—from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel. Discover the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies, and relearn inspiring ideas ranging from Gandhi’s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights.

Abounding with quotations and more than 900 full-color, gorgeous illustrations, this is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully accessible popular reference.

"Synopsis" by , andlt;Bandgt;An elegant addition to the successful and#8220;1001and#8221; seriesand#8212;a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kantand#8217;s Enlightenment to the Oedipus Complex, here are the big ideas that have revolutionized our world. andlt;Iandgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think andlt;/Iandgt;offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for any reader with a curious mind, showing how once-radical propositions have become accepted truths.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Besides the great, eternal questions (how was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society?), andlt;Iandgt;1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Thinkandlt;/Iandgt; also includes a host of hypotheses that are remarkable for their sheer audacityand#8212;from the concept of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time travel. Discover the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies, and relearn inspiring ideas ranging from Gandhiand#8217;s theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraftand#8217;s groundbreaking advocacy of womenand#8217;s rights. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Abounding with quotations and more than 900 full-color, gorgeous illustrations, this is both an in-depth history of ideas and a delightfully accessible popular reference.
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