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Author: A C Grayling
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2010.
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Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A C Grayling
ISBN: 9780465019342 046501934X
OCLC Number: 435418558
Description: x, 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Absolutism --
Accommodation Theory --
Activism --
Advertising --
Aesthetics --
Biodiversity --
Bioethics --
Biology --
Biopoiesis --
Black consciousness --
Black holes --
Black power --
Buddhism --
Business ethics --
Capitalism --
Catholicism --
Christianity --
Civilization --
Class --
Cloning --
Cognitive Science --
Cognitive therapy --
Communism --
Consequentialism --
Consumerism --
Creationism --
Daoism (Taoism) --
Democracy --
Deontology --
Economics --
Education --
Egoism --
Enlightenment --
Epistemology --
Equality --
Ethics --
Ethics, history of --
Ethnocentrism --
Euthanasia --
Evolution --
Existentialism --
Experimental philosophy --
Falsifiability --
Fascism --
Feminism --
Freedom of speech --
Fundamentalism --
Future, the --
Game theory --
Globalization --
Hinduism and Brahmanism --
History --
Humanism --
Human rights --
Identity --
Internet --
Intuitionism, mathematical and logical --
Irrationalism --
Islam --
Judaism --
Justice --
Law --
Liberalism --
Liberty --
Logic --
Logic, fallacies of informal --
Love --
Marxism --
Meaning, theory of --
Metaphysics --
Mind, philosophy of --
Multiculturalism --
Nationalism --
Neoconservatism --
Neurophilosophy --
Neuroscience --
Orthodox Christianity --
Philosophy --
Politics --
Positivism and logical positivism --
Postmodernism --
Privacy --
Protestantism --
Psychoanalysis --
Psychology --
Punishment --
Quantum mechanics --
Racism --
Realism --
Relativism --
Relativity --
Religion --
Romanticism --
Skepticism --
Science --
Scientific revolutions --
Secularism --
Slavery --
Socialism --
Sociobiology --
Standard model --
String theory --
Technology --
Terrorism --
Tolerance --
Totalitarianism --
Truth --
Utopia --
Vegetarianism --
Verificationism --
Virtue ethics --
War --
War crimes --
Wealth --
Westernization --
Xenophobia --
Zeitgeist.
Responsibility: A.C. Grayling.

Abstract:

Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics are transforming our world now. In "Ideas that Matter," renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling provides a personal dictionary of the ideas that will shape our world in the decades to come. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophies--from animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimes--provoking and elucidating throughout--Book jacket.

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