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50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know

50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know

Author: Ben Dupre
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50 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.

Author description

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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781847249869
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : September 2009
  • : 200mm X 170mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Dupre
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 100
  • : 208
  • : Illustrations