The Economist Book of isms: From Absolutism to Zoroastrianism

The Economist Book of isms: From Absolutism to Zoroastrianism

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by John Andrews
     
 

"Isms" help to inform us, educate us and sometimes even amuse us. What would life be like without altrusim or cynicism, dogmatism or optimism? Below are just some of the "isms" explained in this collection of more than 400.

  • Absolutism
  • Albigensianism
  • Aphorism
  • Atavism
  • Behaviouralism
  • Bolshevism

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"Isms" help to inform us, educate us and sometimes even amuse us. What would life be like without altrusim or cynicism, dogmatism or optimism? Below are just some of the "isms" explained in this collection of more than 400.

  • Absolutism
  • Albigensianism
  • Aphorism
  • Atavism
  • Behaviouralism
  • Bolshevism
  • Buddhism
  • Butskellism
  • Calvinism
  • Capitalism
  • Communism
  • Confucianism
  • Dadaism
  • Deontologism
  • Dystopianism
  • Eclecticism
  • Empiricism
  • Euphemism
  • Existentialism
  • Fascism
  • Fauvism
  • Fourierism
  • Frotteurism
  • Gaullism
  • Geophagism
  • Globalism
  • Gnosticism
  • Hedonism
  • Hermeticism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Idealism
  • Ignosticism
  • Irredentism
  • Isomorphism
  • Jansenism
  • Jingoism
  • Journalism
  • Judaism
  • Kabbalism
  • Keynesianism
  • Know-nothingism
  • Lacanianism
  • Leninism
  • Lollardism
  • Malthusianism
  • Manichaeism
  • Maoism
  • Marxism
  • Masochism
  • Narcissism
  • Neologism
  • Nestorianism
  • Obscurantism
  • Onanism
  • Orphism
  • Ostracism
  • Paganism
  • Phallocentrism
  • Poststructuralism
  • Quakerism
  • Quietism
  • Quixotism
  • Racism
  • Reaganism
  • Reductionism
  • Romanticism
  • Sacerdotalism
  • Sadism
  • Sapphism
  • Solipsism
  • Stoicism
  • Sufism
  • Tantrism
  • Taoism
  • Thatcherism
  • Transvestism
  • Trotskyism
  • Ultramontanism
  • Unilateralism
  • Utilitarianism
  • Utopianism
  • Valetudinarianism
  • Vorticism
  • Voyeurism
  • Wahhabism
  • Zeism
  • Zionism
  • Zoomorphism

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846682988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Series:
Economist Series, #76
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Absurdism: A philosophy, closely linked to existentialism and nihilism, that holds that mankind exists in a meaningless, irrational world, making absurd any search for order and meaning. Absurdism was intrinsic to the ideas of the 19th century Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, but was popularized by France’s Albert Camus in his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” Much of modern theatre is influenced by absurdism: the idea that life is ultimately without purpose has attracted playwrights from Ionesco to Pinter.

Meet the Author

John Andrews has written for The Economist for almost 30 years. His career as a journalist began in the Middle East, and his foreign postings with The Economist ranged from Singapore and Hong Kong, to Washington, Los Angeles, Brussels and Paris. He now divides his time between London and Provence.

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