Great Thinkers: The Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We See the World

Great Thinkers: The Men and Women Who Have Changed the Way We See the World

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by James Mannion
     
 

"One person's great thinker may be another person's pompous blowhard."
- from the introduction by James Mannion
 
What do Jesus Christ, Albert Einstein, Margaret Thatcher, Ayn Rand, Charles Darwin, and The Beatles have in common? They are just a few of the men and women who have enlightened us, challenged us, and paved the way to progress,

Overview

"One person's great thinker may be another person's pompous blowhard."
- from the introduction by James Mannion
 
What do Jesus Christ, Albert Einstein, Margaret Thatcher, Ayn Rand, Charles Darwin, and The Beatles have in common? They are just a few of the men and women who have enlightened us, challenged us, and paved the way to progress, innovation, and human accomplishment.
 
In Great Thinkers, author James Mannion introduces you to the larger-than-life artists, philosophers, religious leaders, pop-culture visionaries, and scientists whose ideas have altered and shaped our way of life. You will learn how such diverse figures such as Buddha, the Marquis de Sade, infomercial king Ron Popeil, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton stand as a testament to dreams fulfilled and missions accomplished.
 
Their genius challenged the ideology of their times, and these thinkers often risked their lives and reputations to fight for their theories and beliefs. Ultimately, what the men and women profiled in Great Thinkers thought and did changed the world — even if it wasn't always for the better.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760794364
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/09/2007
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

James Mannion is a former publishing professional, and the author of several books, including Essentials of Philosophy. He lives in the Bronx, New York.

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Great Thinkers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is simple and easy to read and yet it gives you the basic information that a reader might need to understand the foundations of the philosophical thought. While there are many individuals included in this book, they are all given enough attention to wet the palette and get you thinking of who the reader ought to look at in deeper terms. GREAT read.