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Appignanesi, Richard

Overview
Works: 319 works in 1,383 publications in 3 languages and 37,468 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Popular works  History  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Other, Translator, ed, Adapter, Transcriber
Classifications: B831.2, 194
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Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
66 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century." "Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'."--BOOK JACKET
Freud for beginners by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freud revolutionised the way we think about ourselves. This book demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis and explores the story of his life and work
Introducing Sartre by Philip Malcolm Waller Thody ( )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean-Paul Sartre was once described as being, next to Charles de Gaulle, the most famous Frenchman of the 20th century. Between the ending of the Second World War in 1945 and his death in 1980, Sartre was certainly the most famous French writer, as well as one of the best-known living philosophers. Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas inspiring his world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also places his thinking on literature in the context of the 20th century debate on its nature and function. It examines his ideas on Marxism, his enthusiasm for the student rebellion of 1968, and his support for movements of national liberation in the Third World. The book also provides a succinct account of his life, and especially of the impact which his unusual childhood had on his attitude towards French society
Romeo and Juliet by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In graphic novel format, presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic tale about two star-crossed lovers
Introducing Wittgenstein by John M Heaton ( )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ludwig Wittgenstein has captured the popular imagination as the modern Socrates, the fascinating master of enigmatic reasoning who, with his icy logic, convinced Bertrand Russell that there was a hippo in the room. He is an icon of modernism, but what did he really say?" "In Introducing Wittgenstein we meet a strange man, a rigorous logician who prized poetry above philosophy, who inherited a fortune and gave it away, who sought death in the trenches of the First World War, a great teacher who advised his students to give up philosophy, a solitary man who nonetheless inspired lifelong friendships. We are also given a clear and accessible guide to Wittgenstein's central work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, a glacier of logic, and his later, friendlier Philosophical Investigations. Here is an accessible introduction for anyone baffled by the complexity or intrigued by the reputation of this great 20th-century philosopher."--BOOK JACKET
Introducing consciousness by David Papineau ( )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. Eminent thinkers from many areas of science are turning to this problem, and a wide range of theories are currently on offer. Yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even can be understood at all. Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies
Introducing quantum theory by J. P McEvoy ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. "Introducing Quantum Theory" takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation" - the famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved
Hamlet by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2107. Global climate change has devastated the earth. This is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. Prince Hamlet of Denmark has come home to face an uncertain future
Introducing Plato by Dave Robinson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains through cartoon illustrations the beliefs of Plato and his influence on thought since his age
Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks ( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium. But what exactly is it, and how is it applied? It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline - a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities
Introducing Bertrand Russell by Dave Robinson ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pioneer in logical analysis, Russell was a resolute empiricist who tackled many puzzles - how our minds work, how we experience the world, and what the true nature of meaning is. Introducing Bertrand Russell describes his philosophical arguments clearly and explains why some philosophers now disagree with them. We meet a passionate eccentric, an aristocrat with socialist and pacifist beliefs who was prepared to be imprisoned for them. His outspoken views on sex, marriage, religion and education scandalized many - and still can
Julius Caesar by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination
A midsummer night's dream by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi ( Book )
15 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Hawking for beginners by J. P McEvoy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen Hawking is the best-known theoretical physicist alive today but few people outside his field know what he has done. To the public at large he is a legendary figure of tragic dimensions - a brilliant scientist and author of the phenomenal bestseller, A Brief History of Time - and yet confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or write." "Hawking has mastered the two great theories of physics from this century, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. He has made breath-taking discoveries about where these theories break down or overlap, such as the edge of a Black Hole or the Big Bang origin of the Universe. Here is the perfect beginner's guide to Hawking's work including his present research into Quantum Gravity."--BOOK JACKET
Introducing romanticism by Duncan Heath ( )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the many interlocking strands of Romanticism, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and America
Introducing Descartes by David Robinson ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and cartoon illustrations discuss the major theories and beliefs of the philosophy of Descartes, the different questions he asked himself in order to develop his theories, and his major contributions to science, math, and philosophy
Introducing ethics by Dave Robinson ( )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics has become the burning issue of current moral philosophical thought, raising the spectre of responsibility at a time when responsibility seems entirely replaced by uncertainty and relativism
Introducing Chaos by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Choas, the most important advance in science since the advent of Quantum Theory, attempts to answer such baffling questions
 
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Appignanesi
Appigunanessei, Richādo
Аппигнанези, Р.
アッピグナネッセイ, リチャード
アピニャネジ, リチャード
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English (330)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
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