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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

    Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
    av Ian Thompson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199681204

    Landscape architecture plays an important role in shaping the places in which we live and work. But what is it? Landscape architects are involved, amongst other things, in the layout of business parks, the reclamation of derelict industrial sites, t…

  • 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…

  • 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',…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

    The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jacqueline Stedall

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199599684

    Mathematics is a fundamental human activity that can be practised and understood in a multitude of ways; indeed, mathematical ideas themselves are far from being fixed, but are adapted and changed by their passage across periods and cultures. In thi…

  • 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…

  • The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

    The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction
    av Christopher Smith

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199547913

    From around 900 to 400 BC, the Etruscans were the most innovative, powerful, wealthy, and creative people in Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewellery, and art. In this Ver…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction

    Dada and Surrealism: A Very Short Introduction
    av David Hopkins

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192802545

    An introduction to the many debates surrounding the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, such as the Marquis de Sade's position as a Surrealist deity, attitudes towards the city, the impact of Freud, and attitudes towards women.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Music a Very Short Introduction

    Music a Very Short Introduction
    av Nicholas Cook

    Övrigt - 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

    Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Gowers

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853615

    The aim of this book is to explain, carefully but not technically, the differences between advanced, research-level mathematics, and the sort of mathematics we learn at school. The most fundamental differences are philosophical, and readers of this…

  • Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

    Chaos: A Very Short Introduction
    av Leonard Smith

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192853783

    Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system of cause and effect can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Our growing unde…

  • Branding: A Very Short Introduction

    Branding: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert Jones

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198749912

    Branding is possibly the most powerful commercial and cultural force on the planet. Iconic names such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Manchester United, Harry Potter, and Google are known and recognized by millions of people worldwide. As the market economy spr…

  • Plants: A Very Short Introduction

    Plants: A Very Short Introduction
    av Timothy Walker

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199584062

    Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal c…

  • 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…

  • Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction

    Thinking and Reasoning: A Very Short Introduction
    av Jonathan B. T. Evans

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780198787259

    Our extraordinary capacity to reason and solve problems sets us aside from other animals, but our evolved thinking processes also leave us susceptibile to bias and error. The study of thinking and reasoning goes back to Aristotle, and was one of the…

  • Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction
    av Peter Adamson

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199683673

    In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adams…

  • Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

    Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction
    av Edward Craig

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192854216

    How ought we to live? What really exists? How do we know? This book introduces important themes in ethics, knowledge, and the self, via readings from Plato, Hume, Descartes, Hegel, Darwin, and Buddhist writers. It emphasizes throughout the point of…

  • Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

    Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
    av Robert J. C. Young

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780192801821

    This innovative and lively book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than goi…

  • Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

    Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction
    av Veronique Mottier

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199298020

    What shapes our sexuality? Is it a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have concepts of sexuality and sexual norms changed over time? How have feminist theories, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex?Focusi…

  • Biography: A Very Short Introduction

    Biography: A Very Short Introduction
    av Hermione Lee

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199533541

    Biography is one of the most popular, best-selling, and widely-read of literary genres. But why do certain people and historical events arouse so much interest? How can biographies be compared with history and works of fiction? Does a biography need…

  • Criminology: A Very Short Introduction

    Criminology: A Very Short Introduction
    av Tim Newburn

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780199643257

    Crime is big news. From murder to theft to drug gangs, crime and criminal justice affect the lives of millions of people worldwide. Hardly surprisingly, crime has been pushed high up the public policy agenda across the world. But how can we measure…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…