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  • 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…

  • 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 History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Childhood: A Very Short Introduction
    av James Marten

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780190681388

    While children are a relatively unchanging fact of life, childhood is a constantly shifting concept. Through the millennia, the age at which a child becomes a youth and a youth becomes an adult has varied by gender, class, religion, ethnicity, place…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • International Migration: A Very Short Introduction

    International Migration: A Very Short Introduction
    av Khalid Koser

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198753773

    In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Tod…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

    Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Seed

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199557455

    Science Fiction has proved notoriously difficult to define. It has been explained as a combination of romance, science and prophecy; as a genre based on an imagined alternative to the reader's environment; and as a form of fantastic fiction and hist…

  • 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…

  • Typography: A Very Short Introduction

    Typography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Luna

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199211296

    Typography, the art of designing printed words, was once the domain of an elite few artists but has become an area with which millions of people engage daily. The widespread usage of digital devices from laptops to tablets and smart phones which are…

  • 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…

  • Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

    Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jens Zimmermann

    Häftad - 2015 - 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Photography: A Very Short Introduction

    Photography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Steve Edwards

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801647

    Photographs are an integral part of our daily lives from sensationalist images in tabloid papers and snapshots, to art photograpy displayed in galleries and sold through international art markets. In this thought-provoking exploration of the subject…

  • 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…

  • Learning: A Very Short Introduction

    Learning: A Very Short Introduction
    av Mark Haselgrove

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199688364

    What is learning? How does it take place? What happens when it goes wrong? The topic of learning has been central to the development of the science of psychology since its inception. Without learning there can be no memory, no language and no intell…

  • Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction

    Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tom Burns

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198826200

    Psychiatry is an endlessly controversial endeavour, incorporating emotively-charged questions over the reality of mental illness, the medicalization of everyday life, and the role of nature versus nurture which cause constant discussion today, and o…

  • Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

    Hegel: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Singer

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801975

    Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely difficult, yet his importance and influence are universally acknowledged. Professor Singer eliminates any excuse for remaining ignorant of the outlines of Hegel'sphilosophy by providing a broa…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Probability: A Very Short Introduction

    Probability: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Haigh

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199588480

    Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty - which is the norm - requires a sound appreciation of the way random chance works. As analysis and modelling of most aspects of the world, and all measurement, are necessarily imprecise and invo…

  • Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

    Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    av Kimberley Reynolds

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199560240

    Children's literature takes many forms - works adapted for children in antiquity, picture books and pop-ups - and now includes the latest online games and eBooks. This vast and amorphous subject is both intimately related to other areas of literary…

  • Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction

    Microeconomics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Avinash Dixit

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199689378

    Microeconomics - individuals' choices of where to live and work, how much to save, what to buy, and firms' decisions about location, hiring, firing, and investment - involves issues that concern us on a daily basis. But when people think about econo…

  • Ethics: A Very Short Introduction

    Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Simon Blackburn

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192804426

    This introduction to ethics tackles the major moral questions surrounding birth, death, happiness, desire and freedom, showing us how we should think about the meaning of life, and how we should mistrust the soundbite-sized absolutes that often domi…

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction

    Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jeremy Moon

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199671816

    Corporate social responsibility has been defined as 'the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society'. Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) just window dressing or is it a contradiction in terms? In this Very Short Introduction, J…

  • 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…

  • Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av John Polkinghorne

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802521

    Quantum Theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disg…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction

    The Avant Garde: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Cottington

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199582730

    'The avant-garde' is perhaps the most important and influential concept in the history of modern culture. For over a hundred years it has governed critical and historical assessment of the quality and significance of an artist or a work of art, in a…

  • The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction

    The New Testament: A Very Short Introduction
    av Luke Timothy Johnson

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199735709

    As part of the Christian Bible, the New Testament is at once widely influential and (especially among the young and the educated) increasingly unknown. Those who want to know the basics can find in this introduction the sort of information that loca…

  • Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

    Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ken Binmore

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199218462

    Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an el…

  • The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction

    The Welfare State: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Garland

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199672660

    Welfare states vary across nations and change over time. And the balance between markets and government; free enterprise and social protection is perennially in question. But all developed societies have welfare states of one kind or another - they…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Democracy: A Very Short Introduction

    Democracy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Bernard Crick

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802507

    This is a short history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of…

  • 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…

  • Plague: A Very Short Introduction

    Plague: A Very Short Introduction
    av Paul Slack

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199589548

    Throughout history plague has been the cause of many major catastrophes. It was responsible for the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague of London in 1665, and for devastating epidemics much earlier and much later, in the Mediterranean in the si…

  • 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,…

  • Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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

    Häftad - 2000 - 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…

  • 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…