The Plough, the Sword and the Book

The Plough, the Sword and the Book

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Philosophical anthropology on the grandest scale. . . .Gellner has produced a sharp challenge to his colleagues and a thrilling book for the non-specialist. Deductive history on this scale cannot be proved right or wrong, but this is Gellner writing, incisive, iconoclastic, witty and expert. His scenario compels our attention.--Adam Kuper, New Statesman

A thoughtful and lively meditation upon probably the greatest transformation in human history, upon the difficult problems it poses and the scant resources it has left us to solve them.--Charles Larmore, New Republic
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 396g
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0226287025
  • 9780226287027
  • 1,191,342

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