Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape The 21st Century
Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape the 21st Century
From Publishers Weekly
Grayling (The Choice of Hercules) winnows a universe of ideas, ideologies, and philosophies into a personal dictionary for understanding the new century. With topics chosen according to the author's interests and for their intrinsic significance, the alphabetically organized list leaps from the antediluvian—Afterlife; War—to the contemporary—Artificial Intelligence; Internet. Each self-standing entry includes a concise introduction intended as a starting point for further investigation by the reader, but the author eschews references and includes only a brief bibliography. While some readers will question the inclusion or omission of specific...