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Sections on art, science, philosophy, politics, and "human sciences" of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and economics provide a comprehensive ...
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Sections on art, science, philosophy, politics, and "human sciences" of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and economics provide a comprehensive excavation of the modern mind, and cross-references between the sections establish vital connections. With beautiful illustrations, informative captions, and regular chronologies of key developments, it is both a quick-reference book and a thorough introduction to each subject.
The lives and thoughts of key figures - politicians, artists, philosophers, or scientists - are described as the book demonstrates how one groundbreaking figure influenced another. History and analysis combine to reveal the genesis of political concepts such as freedom and economic forces such as capitalism. Progress in science or philosophy and the transfer of theories and approaches between artistic movements are clearly explained.
Ideas That Shaped Our World show how we got where we are. It is a book for anyone who wants to understand the contemporary culture that will in turn shape the world that we pass on to future generations.