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  • Populism: A Very Short Introduction

    Populism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Cas Mudde

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190234874

    Populism is a central concept in the current media debates about politics and elections. However, like most political buzzwords, the term often floats from one meaning to another, and both social scientists and journalists use it to denote diverse p…

  • Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction

    Global Economic History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert C. Allen

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199596652

    Why are some countries rich and others poor? In 1500, the income differences were small, but they have grown dramatically since Columbus reached America. Since then, the interplay between geography, globalization, technological change, and economic…

  • Magic: A Very Short Introduction

    Magic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Owen Davies

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588022

    Defining 'magic' is a maddening task. Over the last century numerous philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and theologians have attempted to pin down its essential meaning, sometimes analysing it in such complex and abstruse depth that it all b…

  • History: A Very Short Introduction

    History: A Very Short Introduction
    av John H. Arnold

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853523

    There are many stories we can tell about the past, and we are not, perhaps, as free as we might imagine in our choice of which stories to tell, or where those stories end. John Arnold's Very Short Introduction is a stimulating essay about how we stu…

  • Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction

    Knowledge: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jennifer Nagel

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199661268

    What is knowledge? How does it differ from mere belief? Do you need to be able to justify a claim in order to count as knowing it? How can we know that the outer world is real and not a dream?Questions like these are ancient ones, and the branch of…

  • The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

    The Koran: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Cook

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853448

    The Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditi…

  • Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

    Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julian Stallabrass

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192806468

    Contemporary art has never been so popular - but what is 'contemporary' about contemporary art? What is its role today, and who is controlling its future? Bloody toy soldiers, gilded shopping carts, and embroidered tents. Contemporary art is suppose…

  • Risk: A Very Short Introduction

    Risk: A Very Short Introduction
    av Baruch Fischhoff

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199576203

    We find risks everywhere-from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short I…

  • 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…

  • Statistics: A Very Short Introduction

    Statistics: A Very Short Introduction
    av David J. Hand

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199233564

    Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light and enable understanding. And it sheds this light…

  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction

    Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Damien Keown

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199663835

    Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the reader to the teachings of the Buddha and to the workings of Buddhism in daily life. Damien Keown looks at the distinctive features of Buddhism, examining who the Buddha was and what his teachings w…

  • 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…

  • Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy of Science: Very Short Introduction
    av Samir Okasha

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745587

    How much faith should we place in what scientists tell us? Is it possible for scientific knowledge to be fully 'objective'? What, really, can be defined as science? In the second edition of this Very Short Introduction, Samir Okasha explores the mai…

  • Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Linda, MBE Woodhead

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199687749

    At a time when Christianity is flourishing in the Southern hemisphere but declining in much of the West, this Very Short Introduction offers an important overview of the world's largest religion.Exploring the cultural and institutional dimensions of…

  • Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction

    Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction
    av Richard Toye

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199651368

    Rhetoric is often seen as a synonym for shallow, deceptive language, and therefore as something negative. But if we view rhetoric in more neutral terms, as the 'art of persuasion', it is clear that we are all forced to engage with it at some level,…

  • Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

    Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Bahn

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199657438

    This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, f…

  • 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…

  • Theology: A Very Short Introduction

    Theology: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Ford

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199679973

    This Very Short Introduction provides both the believer and non-believer with a balanced survey of the central questions of theology. David Ford's approach draws us in to considering the principles underlying religious belief, including the centrali…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

    Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Catherine Belsey

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801807

    Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction trac…

  • 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…

  • Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

    Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Tanner
    (1 recension)

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854148

    The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, which came to an abrupt end in 1889. Since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum of people, whose interpretat…

  • Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction

    Orthodox Christianity: A Very Short Introduction
    av A. Edward Siecienski

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190883270

    To many in the West, Orthodoxy remains shrouded in mystery, an exotic and foreign religion that survived in the East following the Great Schism of 1054 that split the Christian world into two camps-Catholic and Orthodox. However, as the second large…

  • Logic: A Very Short Introduction

    Logic: A Very Short Introduction
    av Graham Priest

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198811701

    Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively and accessible introduction, Graham Priest shows how wrong this conception is. He explores the philosophical roots of the…

  • Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan Culler

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199691340

    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a co…

  • Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

    Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jens Zimmermann

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199685356

    Hermeneutics is the branch of knowledge that deals with interpretation, a behaviour that is intrinsic to our daily lives. As humans, we decipher the meaning of newspaper articles, books, legal matters, religious texts, political speeches, emails, an…

  • Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

    Feminism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Margaret Walters

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192805102

    How much have women's lives really changed? In the West women still come up against the 'glass ceiling' at work, most earning considerably less than their male counterparts. What are we to make of the now commonplace insistence that feminism deprive…

  • Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction

    Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction
    av Thomas Dixon

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199295517

    The debate between science and religion is never out of the news: emotions run high, fuelled by polemical bestsellers like The God Delusion and, at the other end of the spectrum, high-profile campaigns to teach 'Intelligent Design' in schools.Yet th…

  • Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

    Applied Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Alain Goriely

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198754046

    Mathematics is playing an increasing important role in society and the sciences, enhancing our ability to use models and handle data. While pure mathematics is mostly interested in abstract structures, applied mathematics sits at the interface betwe…

  • Garden History: A Very Short Introduction

    Garden History: A Very Short Introduction
    av Gordon Campbell

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689873

    Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions. They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources. Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people…

  • Marx: A Very Short Introduction

    Marx: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Singer

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198821076

    Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time, whose theories have shaped and directed political, economic, and social thought for 150 years. Considering Marx's life and impact, renowned philosopher Peter Singer identifies the ce…

  • Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction

    Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kim Knott

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198745549

    Hinduism is practised by nearly eighty per cent of India's population, and by some seventy million people outside India. In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott offers a succinct and authoritative overview of this major religion, and analyses the…

  • 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…

  • Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction

    Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction
    av Michael Inwood

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198828662

    Martin Heidegger, considered by some to be the greatest charlatan ever to claim the title of 'philosopher', by some as an apologist for Nazism, and by others as an acknowledged leader in continental philosophy, is probably the most divisive thinker…

  • Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

    Beauty: A Very Short Introduction
    av Roger Scruton

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199229758

    Beauty can be consoling, disturbing, sacred, profane; it can be exhilarating, appealing, inspiring, chilling. It can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways. Yet it is never viewed with indifference. In this Very Short Introduction the renowned ph…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction

    Stoicism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Brad Inwood

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198786665

    Stoicism is two things: a long past philosophical school of ancient Greece and Rome, and an enduring philosophical movement that still inspires people in the twenty-first century to re-think and re-organize their lives in order to achieve personal s…

  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

    Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Sarris

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199236114

    After surviving the fifth century fall of the Western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for a thousand years.In this Very Short Introduction Peter Sar…

  • Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Ancient Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Julia Annas

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853578

    The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which a constant note is that of discussion and argument. This book introduces readers to some ancient debates to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting awa…

  • Reading: A Very Short Introduction

    Reading: A Very Short Introduction
    av Belinda Jack

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198820581

    Today many people take reading for granted, but we remain some way off from attaining literacy for the global human population. And whilst we think we know what reading is, it remains in many ways a mysterious process, or set of processes. The effec…

  • Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

    Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction
    av Stephen Gaukroger

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199606696

    - Is objectivity possible?- Can there be objectivity in matters of morals, or tastes?- What would a truly objective account of the world be like?- Is everything subjective, or relative? - Are moral judgments objective or culturally relative? Objecti…

  • Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction

    Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction
    av Maria Rosa Antognazza

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198718642

    Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) was a man of extraordinary intellectual creativity who lived an exceptionally rich and varied intellectual life in troubled times. More than anything else, he was a man who wanted to improve the life of his fell…

  • Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

    Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Edwards

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199858613

    This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language: language in its sociocultural context. The field ranges from micro-analyses to broadly-based policy and planning undertakings. As such, this book draws from sociolinguistics, the s…

  • Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction

    Revolutions: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jack A. Goldstone

    Häftad - 2014 - 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…

  • Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

    Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Rice

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199794379

    Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of…

  • Design: A Very Short Introduction

    Design: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Heskett

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854469

    This book will transform thought about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon used to eat breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives.