'Isms and 'ologies: the 453 basic tenets you've only pretended to understand
From Platonism to New Historicism, humankind is constantly coming up with fresh schools of thought to help explain (or at least describe) the mysterious world around us. Here is a guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live in. Divided into categories--including politics, history, philosophy and the arts, economics, religion, science, and medicine--cross-referenced, and thoroughly indexed, this book is for the budding intellectual in everyone.--From publisher description.
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