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

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Ballantine Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 476 pages
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THE THINKERS, THE THOUGHTS, AND THE THEORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

With The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers, 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
-- Special emphasis on multicultural influences and contemporary thought
-- A comprehensive index giving easy access to all essential terms and names

The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers is an indispensable resource for the curious reader.

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This handy guide covers more than 400 theories, philosophies, ideologies, beliefs, and thinkers in the sciences, arts, and social sciences. In his preface, Rohmann, the former editor of The Oxford ... Read full review

Great Reference Book!

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By far the most concise yet comprehensive guide to the thoughts and beliefs that have shaped our world. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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