Synopses & Reviews
Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so are fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics transforming our world now. In Ideas That Matter, renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling provides a personal and heartfelt guide to the ideaspast and presentthat will shape our future. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophiesfrom animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimesto deliver a rich, elucidating book intended both to arm readers with vital knowledge and to engage them in provocative philosophical debate.
From Absolutism” to Zeitgeist,” a major philosopher celebrates the power of ideas in our modern age
About the Author
A.C. Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Annes College, Oxford. A regular reviewer for the Literary Review and the Financial Times, he also writes for the Observer, The Economist, Times Literary Supplement, and New Statesman. He lives in London.