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  • Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Critchley

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853592

    Simon Critchley's Very Short Introduction shows that Continental philosophy encompasses a distinct set of philosophical traditions and practices, with a compelling range of problems all too often ignored by the analytic tradition. He discusses the i…

  • Information: A Very Short Introduction

    Information: A Very Short Introduction
    av Luciano Floridi

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199551378

    We live an information-soaked existence - information pours into our lives through television, radio, books, and of course, the Internet. Some say we suffer from 'infoglut'. But what is information? The concept of 'information' is a profound one, ro…

  • Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Bayne

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198754961

    What is the philosophy of religion? How can we distinguish it from theology on the one hand and the psychology/sociology of religious belief on the other? What does it mean to describe God as 'eternal'? And should religious people want there to be g…

  • Peace: A Very Short Introduction

    Peace: A Very Short Introduction
    av Oliver P. Richmond

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199656004

    The concept of peace has always attracted radical thought, action, and practices. It has been taken to mean merely an absence of overt violence or war, but in the contemporary era it is often used interchangeably with 'peacemaking', 'peacebuilding',…

  • Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

    Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction
    av Erle C. Ellis

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198792987

    The proposal that the impact of humanity on the planet has left a distinct footprint, even on the scale of geological time, has recently gained much ground. Global climate change, shifting global cycles of the weather, widespread pollution, radioact…

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

    Jesus: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bauckham

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575275

    Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the…

  • Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Critical Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Eric Bronner

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190692674

    Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose - and, if at all possible, cure - the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephe…

  • The English Language: A Very Short Introduction

    The English Language: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Horobin

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198709251

    The English language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today?In this Very Short Introduction Simon Horobin investigates how we have arrived at…

  • English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    English Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Bate

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569267

    Sweeping across two millennia and every literary genre, acclaimed scholar and biographer Jonathan Bate provides a dazzling introduction to English Literature. The focus is wide, shifting from the birth of the novel and the brilliance of English come…

  • Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction

    Artificial Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction
    av Margaret A. Boden

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199602919

    The applications of Artificial Intelligence lie all around us; in our homes, schools and offices, in our cinemas, in art galleries and - not least - on the Internet. The results of Artificial Intelligence have been invaluable to biologists, psycholo…

  • African History: A Very Short Introduction

    African History: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Parker

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802484

    Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in current th…

  • Ideology: A Very Short Introduction

    Ideology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Freeden

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802811

    This work explains why ideologies deserve respect as a major form of political thinking, without which we cannot make sense of the political world. The reader is introduced to their vitality and force, utilizing insights from a range of disciplines,…

  • Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction

    Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction
    av Susan Blackmore

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198794738

    Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', remains a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new de…

  • The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

    The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction
    av Terry Eagleton

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199532179

    'Philosophers have an infuriating habit of analysing questions rather than answering them', writes Terry Eagleton, who, in these pages, asks the most important question any of us ever ask, and attempts to answer it.So what is the meaning of life? In…

  • Big Data: A Very Short Introduction

    Big Data: A Very Short Introduction
    av Dawn E. Holmes

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198779575

    Since long before computers were even thought of, data has been collected and organized by diverse cultures across the world. Once access to the Internet became a reality for large swathes of the world's population, the amount of data generated each…

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction
    av William Bynum

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199215430

    Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times to the present. Focussing on the key turning points in the history of Western medicine, su…

  • Islam: A Very Short Introduction

    Islam: A Very Short Introduction
    av Malise Ruthven

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199642878

    Islam features widely in the news, often in its most militant versions, but few people in the non-Muslim world really understand the nature of Islam.Malise Ruthven's Very Short Introduction contains essential insights into issues such as why Islam h…

  • Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction

    Organized Crime: A Very Short Introduction
    av Georgios A. Antonopoulos

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198795544

    For many people around the world, instances of what is described as organized crime may be part of their everyday experience; in their neighbourhoods, their streets, and the places they work and live. Policymakers, law enforcement, and the media rar…

  • Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Howe

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802231

    Stephen Howe interprets the meaning of the idea of "empire" through the ages, disentangling the multiple uses and abuses of the labels "empire", "colonialism", and the like while examining the aftermath of imperialism on the contemporary world.

  • Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

    Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jack A. Goldstone

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199858507

    From 1789 in France to 2011 in Cairo, revolutions have shaken the world. In their pursuit of social justice, revolutionaries have taken on the assembled might of monarchies, empires, and dictatorships. They have often, though not always, sparked cat…

  • Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

    Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Antulio J. Echevarria

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199340132

    Since ancient times, poets, historians, and philosophers have contemplated warlords' exploits in battle and praised their ability to lead armies toward victory as the "art of the general." Today, this quality is designated military strategy. Militar…

  • Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction

    Pentecostalism: A Very Short Introduction
    av William K. Kay

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199575152

    In religious terms Pentecostalism was probably the most vibrant and rapidly-growing religious movement of the 20th century. Starting as a revivalistic and renewal movement within Christianity, it encircled the globe in less than 25 years and grew in…

  • Autism: A Very Short Introduction

    Autism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Uta Frith

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199207565

    What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an autism epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? Everyone has heard of autism, but the disorder itse…

  • Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

    Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Lenton

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718871

    When humanity first glimpsed planet Earth from space, the unity of the system that supports humankind entered the popular consciousness. The concept of the Earth's atmosphere, biosphere, oceans, soil, and rocks operating as a closely interacting sys…

  • Music: A Very Short Introduction

    Music: A Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853820

    This stimulating Very Short Introduction to music invites us to really think about music and the values and qualities we ascribe to it. The world teems with different kinds of music-traditional, folk, classical, jazz, rock, pop-and each type of musi…

  • Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

    Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction
    av Russell Foster

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198717683

    The earth's daily rotation affects just about every living creature. From dawn through to dusk, there are changes in light, temperature, humidity, and rainfall. However, these changes are regular, rhythmic and, therefore, predictable. Thus, the near…

  • Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robin Attfield

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198797166

    Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environment faces evermo…

  • Judaism: A Very Short Introduction

    Judaism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Norman Solomon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687350

    Normon Solomon's succinct book is an ideal introduction to Judaism as a religion and way of life. Demonstrating the diverse nature and ethnic origin of those with the Jewish faith, Solomon explores how the Jewish religion has developed in the 2,000…

  • Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

    Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Bernard Wood

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198831747

    The study of human evolution is advancing rapidly. Newly discovered fossil evidence is adding ever more pieces to the puzzle of our past, whilst revolutionary technological advances in the study of ancient DNA are completely reshaping theories of ea…

  • Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

    Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Butler

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802392

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword in contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, l…

  • The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction

    The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction
    av Helen Graham

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803771

    This Very Short Introduction offers a powerfully-written explanation of the war's complex origins and course, and explores its impact on a personal and international scale. It also provides an ethical reflection on the war in the context of Europe's…

  • The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction

    The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction
    av Amrita Narlikar

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806086

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is scarcely ten years old, but even in these early years of its existence it has generated debate, controversy and even outrage. Rulings on beef hormones and tuna-dolphin cases provide graphic examples of how the o…

  • The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction

    The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian D. Richards

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806079

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguisti…

  • Identity: A Very Short Introduction

    Identity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Florian Coulmas

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828549

    Identity has become one of the most widely used terms today, appearing in many different contexts. Anything and everything has an identity, and identity crises have become almost equally pervasive. Yet 'identity' is extremely versatile, meaning diff…

  • Modern China: A Very Short Introduction

    Modern China: A Very Short Introduction
    av Rana Mitter

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753704

    China today is never out of the news: from international finance to human rights controversies, global coverage of its rising international presence, and the Chinese 'economic miracle'. It seems to be a country of contradictions: a peasant society w…

  • The Brain: A Very Short Introduction

    The Brain: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael O'Shea

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853929

    How does the brain work? How different is a human brain from other creatures' brains? Is the human brain still evolving? In this fascinating book, Michael O'Shea provides a non-technical introduction to the main issues and findings in current brain…

  • The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

    The Industrial Revolution: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert C. Allen

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198706786

    The 'Industrial Revolution' was a pivotal point in British history that occurred between the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries and led to far reaching transformations of society. With the advent of revolutionary manufacturing technology pr…

  • Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

    Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Andrew Dobson

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199665570

    Environmental politics has many faces and operates at multiple scales: it preoccupies individuals as well as governments, drives local agreements as well as international treaties, results in minor business changes as well as wholesale business deci…

  • Plato: A Very Short Introduction

    Plato: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julia Annas

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802163

    This introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. It includes a brief account of Plato's life.

  • Education: A Very Short Introduction

    Education: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gary Thomas

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199643264

    From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved has it has. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world…

  • Jung: A Very Short Introduction

    Jung: A Very Short Introduction
    av Anthony Stevens

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854582

    Though he was a prolific writer and an original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve. In this concise introduction, Anthony Stevens explains clearly the basic…

  • Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Medical Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Dunn

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198815600

    The issue of medical ethics, from thorny moral questions such as euthanasia and the morality of killing to political questions such as the fair distribution of health care resources, is rarely out of today's media. This area of ethics covers a wide…

  • Leadership: A Very Short Introduction

    Leadership: A Very Short Introduction
    av Keith Grint

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199569915

    The subject of leadership raises many questions: What is it? How does it differ from management and command? Are leaders born or bred? Who are the leaders? Do we actually need leaders? Inevitably, the answers are provocative and partial; leadership…

  • Organizations: A Very Short Introduction

    Organizations: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mary Jo Hatch

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584536

    Most of us recognize that organizations are everywhere. You meet them on every street corner in the form of families and shops, study in them, work for them, buy from them, pay taxes to them. But have you given much thought to where they came from,…

  • Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction

    Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Bellamy

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802538

    Interest in citizenship has never been higher. But what does it mean to be a citizen of a modern, complex community? Why is citizenship important? Can we create citizenship, and can we test for it? In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, Richar…

  • Kant: A Very Short Introduction

    Kant: A Very Short Introduction
    av Roger Scruton

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801999

    Kant is arguably the most influential modern philosopher, but also one of the most difficult. Roger Scruton tackles his exceptionally complex subject with a strong hand, exploring the background to Kant's work and showing why the Critique of Pure Re…

  • Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

    Russian History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Geoffrey Hosking

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199580989

    Spanning the divide between Europe and Asia, Russia is a multi-ethnic empire with a huge territory, strategically placed and abundantly provided with natural resources. But Russia's territory has a harsh climate, is cut off from most maritime contac…

  • Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

    Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Barnes

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854087

    The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his w…

  • Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction

    Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Cartledge

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199601349

    The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient…

  • The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction

    The Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Kelly

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192803917

    The Roman Empire was a remarkable achievement. It had a population of sixty million people spread across lands encircling the Mediterranean and stretching from drizzle-soaked northern England to the sun-baked banks of the Euphrates in Syria, and fro…