The Resource Key ideas in human thought, edited by Kenneth McLeish

Key ideas in human thought, edited by Kenneth McLeish

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Key ideas in human thought
Title
Key ideas in human thought
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kenneth McLeish
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning all disciplines throughout the ages, Key Ideas in Human Thought is the consummate guide to intellectual history. Assembled for the nonspecialist by a board of academic experts, this rich compendium provides 2,500 explanatory essays on the most important concepts that have shaped the modern world. Arranged alphabetically, terms encompass all fields of inquiry, from science to history, economics to literature, mathematics to music. This is where to find a lode of information on an extraordinary range of terms familiar and unfamiliar, complex and (apparently) simple, broad and narrow, such as post-modernism, atonality, chaos theory, structuralism, civilization, beauty, virtue. To give a full understanding of each term, essays go beyond mere definitions to explore why certain concepts have become so important. Each entry sets the term in historical context, noting the contributions of major artists, scientists, thinkers and researchers as well as the influences of competing theories. An examination of how the concept fits into current thinking and where it may lead us in the future completes the store of information for each idea. Suggested reading lists and extensive cross-referencing are included throughout to make this the first and foremost source of its kind. A brilliant combination of sophistication and accessibility, Key Ideas in Human Thought mines the breadth and depth of intellectual history as no other book does. With its wealth of information and highly readable essays, this lavish resource is an invaluable addition to every personal library
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
B41
LC item number
.K48 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1940-1997
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McLeish, Kenneth
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  • Philosophy
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Humanidades
  • Ciencia
  • Ciencias sociales
  • Wetenschap
  • Philosophie
  • Humanités
  • Sciences
  • Sciences sociales
  • Philosophie
  • Wörterbuch
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Key ideas in human thought, edited by Kenneth McLeish
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 789 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035936086
Label
Key ideas in human thought, edited by Kenneth McLeish
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 789 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035936086

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