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In the early years of the twenty-first century, the ideas that were first proposed over two hundred years ago could not be more compelling. The Enlightenment rose out of the seventeenth century in response to upheaval and uncertainly and laid the foundation stone for modern society. The Britannica Guide to the Ideas that Changed the Modern World is from England, France and the Netherlands - Isaac Newton, John Locke, David Hume, Voltaire and Spinoza - whose work still demands our attention today. The Britannica Guide series offers an essential introduction to many of the key issues of our times. Clear, accurate, and meticulously researched the series gives both the background and analysis for when you need to know for sure what is really happening in the world, whether you are an expert, student or traveller.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845298043
ISBN-10: 1845298047
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 130mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Robinson Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - A. C. Grayling

Anthony Grayling is Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He also often writes for the Observer, Economist, Times Literary Supplement, Independent on Sunday and New Statesman, and is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radios 4, 3 and the World Service. He has written a number of highly acclaimed works of philosophy and history including Towards the Light: The Story of the Struggles for Liberty and Rights that made the Modern West, a biography of Rene Descartes and The Heart of Things: Philosophy in the 21st century

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