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    Description'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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    Title
    Ideas That Matter
    Subtitle
    A Personal Guide for the 21st Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. C. Grayling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780753826188
    ISBN 10: 0753826186
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25220
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC classification: BD
    Abridged Dewey: 121
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    DC22: 121.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: UKG
    Thema V1.0: QDTK
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    01 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Anthony Grayling teaches philosophy at Birkbeck College, London and is a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He is a literary journalist and broadcaster who reviews frequently in the FT and has a regular column in PROSPECT.