A Little Knowledge: What Archimedes Really Meant and 80 Other Key Ideas Explained

A Little Knowledge: What Archimedes Really Meant and 80 Other Key Ideas Explained

by Michael Macrone (Author)

Synopsis

Why did Archimedes jump from his tub and run naked through the streets shouting `Eureka'! Who was Occam and what did he shave with his razor? What is a Quantum and where does it leap? Do you ever feel the touch of an invisible hand? Does deconstruction really spell the end to Western civilization? This book answers all these questions and more, taking revolutionary and perplexing ideas of Western thought and extracting their essence. From Greek philosophy to contemporary economics, physics to architecture, A Little Knowledge covers some of the most often heard but least understood theories and explains them as simply and entertaining as possible. Selections from A Little Knowledge include- Original Sin; The Prime Mover, `I think therefore I am', Extentialism; Relativity; The Oedipus Complex; The Pleasure Principle; Laissez Faire and many more.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 02 Jul 1998

ISBN 10: 0091865298
ISBN 13: 9780091865290
Book Overview: A Little Knowledge covers some of the most often heard but least understood theories and explains them as simply and as entertainingly as possible.