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Very Short Introductions #13: The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #13: The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
by Michael Cook
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The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the... (read more)

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Heidegger (97 Edition)
Heidegger (97 Edition)
by Michael Inwood
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Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) is probably the most divisive philosopher of the twentieth century: viewed by some as a charlatan and by others as a leader and central figure of modern philosophy. Michael Inwood's lucid introduction to Heidegger's thought... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #111: Myth
Very Short Introductions #111: Myth
by Robert A. Segal
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A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, this book takes into account the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude L�vi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and Sigmund Freud. It focuses on different approaches to myth, from all of the... (read more)

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Dinosaurs (Very Short Introductions)
Dinosaurs (Very Short Introductions)
by David Norman
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The popularity of dinosaurs seems never ending, as evidenced by the popularity of films such Jurassic Park and documentaries like Walking with Dinosaurs. But how much do these types of entertainment really tell us about recent scientific discoveries and... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #62: Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #62: Schopenhauer: A Very Short Introduction
by Christopher Janaway
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Schopenhauer is considered to be the most readable of German philosophers. This book gives a succinct explanation of his metaphysical system, concentrating on the original aspects of his thought, which inspired many artists and thinkers including... (read more)

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