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Appignanesi, Richard

Works: 285 works in 1,514 publications in 14 languages and 36,266 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  History  Popular works  Graphic novels  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, ed, Contributor, Transcriber, Adapter
Classifications: BF173.F85, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Freud for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,257 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 Chomsky by John M Heaton( Book )

50 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 802 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."--Jacket
Stephen Hawking for beginners by J. P McEvoy( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 754 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."--Jacket
Introducing quantum theory by J. P McEvoy( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 686 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
Julius Caesar by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Arabic and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beeldverhaal over het leven van de Russische staatsman (1870-1924)
Introducing semiotics by Paul Cobley( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing Semiotics outlines the development of sign study from its classical precursors to contemporary post-structuralism. Through Paul Cobley's incisive text and Litza Jansz's brilliant illustrations, it identifies the key semioticians and their work and explains the simple concepts behind difficult terms. For anybody who wishes to know why signs are crucial to human existence and how we can begin to study systems of signification, this book is the place to start"--
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 444 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'."--Jacket
Introducing Nietzsche by Laurence Gane( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Nietzsche as a fearless critic of vanity and bad faith -- the philosopher whom Freud believed had greater self-knowledge than anyone he had ever read
Introducing Lacan by Darian Leader( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Lacan is now taking his place as a major psychoanalytical theorist alongside Freud, Jung and Klein. Darian Leader, a practising psychoanalyst and senior lecturer in psychoanalytic studies at England's Leeds University, clarifies the central ideas of Lacanian theory. He guides the reader through Lacan's early studies of paranoia, and on to his analytical innovations - including the incorporation of structural linguistics into Freudianism. For anyone intrigued by Lacan's ideas but discouraged by the apparent arcane quality of his writings, here is the ideal introduction
Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 353 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 )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoon illustrations introduce the fundamentals of cultural studies, defining the field of study and discussing some of the topics it encompasses, including feminism, ethnicity, and the development of technology
Introducing Sartre by Philip Malcolm Waller Thody( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoon illustrations discuss the life of Jean-Paul Sartre, how his life influenced his philosophical ideas and beliefs, and his role in the national liberation of the Third World
Introducing Descartes by David Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 279 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 consciousness by David Papineau( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 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 romanticism by Duncan Heath( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romanticism is crucial to an understanding of modern Western culture. Philosophy, art, literature, music and politics were all transformed in the turbulent period between the French Revolution of 1789 and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. This was the age of the 'Romantic revolution', when modern attitudes to political and artistic freedom were born. When we think of Romanticism, flamboyant figures such as Byron or Shelley instantly spring to mind, but what about Napoleon or Hegel, Turner or Blake, Wagner or Marx, who also emerged from this great period of turmoil and change? How was it that
Wat is dat nou... filosofie by Dave Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beknopte inleiding voor jongeren in de westerse filosofie
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Appignanesi, Richard

Appigunanessei, Richādo

Richard Appignanesi Canadees romanschrijver

Richard Appignanesi Editor

Аппигнанези, Р.

아피냐네시, 리차드 1940-

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

アピニヤネジ, R.

Introducing ChomskyStephen Hawking for beginnersIntroducing quantum theoryJulius CaesarLenin for beginnersIntroducing semioticsPostmodernism for beginnersIntroducing Nietzsche