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    DescriptionAn awe-inspiring overview of the development of human knowledge over the centuries! Part of the highly successful '1001' series which have sold over a million copies in the UK alone 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinkoffers not only a comprehensive history of ideas, but also an eminently browsable source of amusement. This richly informative and entertaining book provides a wide variety of answers to those eternal questions such as...How was the universe created and what is the place of humans within it? How should a person live? And how can we build a just society? Readers will discover how the Greek philosopher Zeno 'proved' a flying arrow never moves and the mathematical proof of the existence of life in other galaxies. The inspiring ideas explored range from Gandhi's theory of civil disobedience to Mary Wollstonecraft's groundbreaking advocacy of women's rights. A wide variety of cultural movements are also covered, including Neoclassicism, Surrealism and Postmodernism. Drawing of a wide spectrum of topics including politics, cosmology, the arts, philosophy and religious beliefs, 1001 Ideas That Changed The Way We Thinktraces the exponential growth of human knowledge across the centuries. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato, to the cutting-edge theories taking shape in the twenty-first century, this book offers a wealth of stimulation and wit for any reader with a lively and curious mind.


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    Title
    1001: Ideas That Changed the Way We Think
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 960
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 60 mm
    Weight: 1,960 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844037506
    ISBN 10: 1844037509
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    DC23: 109
    Thema V1.0: JBCC9, QDX
    Illustrations note
    800
    Publisher
    Octopus Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Cassell Illustrated
    Publication date
    07 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Robert Arp is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Maple Woods College and Johnson County Community College, both in the Kansas City area. Having attained a Ph.D in Philosophy from Saint Louis University, he has specialized in the philosophy of biology, the philosophy of mind, and modern philosophy. A member of the American Philosophical Association and The Philosophy of Science Association, Robert Arp has written numerous articles, and is the editor of South Park and Philosophy (Blackwell Publishing, 2006), the co-editor of Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology (Blackwell Publishing, 2009), and the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (MIT Press, 2008) and An Integrated Approach to the Philosophy of Mind (Cambridge University Press, 2010).