Ideas That Matter : A Personal Guide for the 21st Century

Ideas That Matter : A Personal Guide for the 21st Century

Details

Author(s)
A. C. Grayling
Format
Paperback | 624 pages
Dimensions
130 x 196 x 44mm | 420g
Publication date
21 Apr 2010
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Imprint
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
UK ed.
ISBN10
0753826186
ISBN13
9780753826188
Bestsellers rank
24,859

Description

Leading philosopher's guide to the ideas that will shape the 21st century

'Ideas are the cogs that drive history, and understanding them is half way to being aboard that powerful juggernaut rather than under its wheels'.

This is a book that celebrates the power of ideas: thought can, and does, change the world. And, in turn, ideas evolve. Fundamentalism, environmentalism and bioethics are defining our future just as Marxism, feminism or existentialism have influenced our present. So what do we need to know as we move into the 21st century? More than a simple reference work, this is A.C. Grayling's personal and heartfelt guide to the ideas, past and present, that shape our world. Covering religion, philosophy, scientific theory and political movements, each alphabetically ordered entry illuminates, elucidates and provokes. Written with Grayling's customary fire and erudition, the result is a book that aims both to arm readers with knowledge and engage them in philosophical debate.


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