A World of Ideas: A Dictionary of Important Theories, Concepts, Beliefs, and Thinkers

A World of Ideas: A Dictionary of Important Theories, Concepts, Beliefs, and Thinkers

by Chris Rohmann
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A World of Ideas: A Dictionary of Important Theories, Concepts, Beliefs, and Thinkers by Chris Rohmann

THE THINKERS, THE THOUGHTS, AND THE THEORIES YOU NEED TO KNOW TO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

With A World of Ideas, you can get to the bottom of the big bang theory; find out where Freud's ideas were coming from, and where Einstein's might take us; demystify surrealism and structuralism, communism and capitalism. Prepared with the assistance of an academic board of leading scholars, this invaluable reference includes

- Hundreds of entries, alphabetically arranged, with key words and concepts highlighted and cross-referenced—more than two thousand in all
- A special emphasis on multicultural influences and contemporary thought
- A comprehensive index giving easy access to all essential terms and names

A World of Ideas is an indispensable resource for the curious reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345437068
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 357,016
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Chris Rohmann is the former editor and project manager for The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts.  He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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World of Ideas: A Dictionary of Important Theories, Concepts, Beliefs, and Thinkers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿A World of Ideas' is an excellent reference book for anyone who wants to know more about philosophies, ideas, beliefs, and perspectives from numerous cultures through centuries of thought. Many of the ideas the author chose are subjects that I've wanted to understand for years. Several times I've found myself reading with my fingers stuck in different parts of the book because there are so many aspects to the entries that I want to find out more about. The entries are clear and very layperson-intelligible. This ¿dictionary of ideas¿ is handily presented in alphabetical order, and the cross-referencing is extremely well done. And I love the fact that all of the different and sometimes opposing viewpoints are presented with equal weight -- nothing is put forward as being better or worse or right or wrong. It is truly clear information with no editorializing, no slant to prejudice a reader. It lets us make our own choices, and that is a great gift when it comes to presenting information. The best part about it for me is that when I went to school, I always knew that they didn't offer information about the most interesting stuff, and I never knew where to find it. I've finally found it: 'A World of Ideas' satisfies my intense curiosity about the infinitely diverse viewpoints through the centuries and around the world.
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