50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know

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Quercus Publishing, Sep 3, 2009 - Philosophy - 208 pages
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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.

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Review: 50 Big Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know )

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Politics, philosophy, science, the arts, and so much more defined and described both historically and as currently ascribed, all in a logical and thoughtful manner, absent of bias. Very interesting, thought provoking, and educational. Recommended. Read full review

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Informative, but it doesn't give a clear history of how these ideas really begun. I hoped for more details, more organization of thoughts. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Ben Dupré read Classics at Exeter College, Oxford before pursuing a career in reference publishing. He was Children's Reference Publisher at Oxford University Press and has more than 20 years' experience of bringing complex and challenging concepts to the widest possible audience. He is also the author of 50 Philosophy Ideas You Really Need to Know and 50 Political Ideas You Really Need to Know.

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