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A Dictionary of Ideas That Matter at the Beginning of the 21st Century
on May 12, 2013
This compendium of ideas is valuable for anyone interested in the ideas that shaped the recent past in the world. Some of the ideas have their origins in ancient history, like Judaism and Daoism, and others, like neuroscience, the study of the brain, is a product of only a few decades ago. The author, Dr. Grayling, says that he selected these ideas because of their intrinsic significance. He hopes that this selection, which includes important ideas in science and the natural world as well as ideas in the humanities and cultural studies, will help close the gap between those specialties. Much in science today is incomprehensible to the layman; people need to know how to close the gaps between science and the humanities. Dr. Grayling's Ideas should be on the desk of anyone engaged in such an endeavor.