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    Description50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know is a concise, accessible and popular guide to the central tenets of Western thought. Every important principle of philosophy, religion, politics, economics, the arts and the sciences is profiled in a series of short illustrated essays, complemented by an informative array of timelines and box features. Platonism, The Soul, Communism, Aristotelianism, Faith, Fascism, The Golden rule, Atheism, Racism, Altruism, Secularism, Feminism, Pluralism, Fundamentalism, Islamism, Liberty, Creationism, Capitalism, Toleration, War, Globalization, Scepticism, Duty, Classicism, Reason, Utopia, Romanticism, Punishment, Liberalism, Modernism, Materialism, Democracy, Surrealism, Relativism, Conservatism, Censorship, Utilitarianism, Imperialism, Big Bang, Existentialism, Nationalism, Chaos, Evil, Social contract, Evolution, Fate, Republicanism, Relativity, Quantum mechanics, Gaia.


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    Title
    50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Dupré
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 539 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847249869
    ISBN 10: 1847249868
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX
    BISAC V2.8: PHI000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    DC22: 100
    BIC subject category V2: HPX
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Thema V1.0: JBCC9, QDX
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ben Dupre read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press from 1992 until 2004 and, all told, has more than 20 years' experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience in an accessible but authoritative manner. A gifted performer on both harpsichord and viola da gamba, Ben lives in North Oxford with his family.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Philosophy: Platonism; Aristotelianism; The golden rule; Altruism; Liberty; Tolerance; Scepticism; Reason; Punishment; Materialism; Relativism; Utilitarianism; Existentialism. Religion: Evil; Fate; Soul; Faith; Fundamentalism; Atheism; Secularism; Creationism. Politics: War; Duty, Utopia; Liberalism; Democracy; Conservatism; Imperialism; Nationalism; Multiculturalism; The social contract; Republicanism; Communism; Fascism; Racism; Feminism; Islamism. Economics: Capitalism; Globalization. Arts: Classicism; Romanticism; Modernism; Surrealism; Censorship. Science: Evolution; Gaia; Chaos; Relativity; Quantum mechanics; The Big Bang. Glossary. Index.