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by Alan Bullock,Oliver Stallybrass

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Download Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought epub
ISBN: 006010578X
ISBN13: 978-0060105785
Category: Reference
Author: Alan Bullock,Oliver Stallybrass
Language: English
Publisher: Harper & Row; 1st edition (1977)
Pages: 684 pages
ePUB size: 1186 kb
FB2 size: 1834 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 395
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I love this book and often just browse through it out of pure curiosity. For the most part, "The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought," is an indispensable reference book that belongs in every home library. Our book has also had steady usage from our kids who normally gravitate to the Harper Dictionary as High School term paper deadlines approach.
The Harper Dictionary explains 4,000 key terms, from philosophy, psychology, the natural and social sciences, history and politics, the arts and religion. In each case the text provides short, clear explanations written by 140 leading British and American experts. The text also provides excellent cross references to aid further investigation. All in all, this a handy academic tool to have around.
Quite frankly, this is a very impressive collection of information but one should not be intimidated. It is easy to use...(the authors dedicate a section at the beginning of the text on how to use the book). For example, as I open it to page 545, it has..."Rio Treaty, risk analysis, rites of passage." Each subject includes concise sentences with bibliographical references. This is a great book to have at home to explore areas of ignorance.
Bert Ruiz
The edition which I have, from 1977, copyright by Alan Bullock and Oliver Stallybrass, was originally published in England under the title The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought. I bought it because sometimes it might be better than the encyclopedia which was a family purchase when my children were in elementary school. The point may be that the knowledge which it presents attempts to limit itself to those things which experts in a field might agree with, instead of the kind of sweeping generalizations which the modern media have made the standard of pseudo-intellectual views commonly available to the point of intellectual asphyxiation. This book does not express an opinion directly on psychotic multiplicity, but there is an entry written by D. J. Enright, a poet, novelist, critic, editor, and publisher on "dissociation of sensibility" as the concept was used by T. S. Eliot in an essay, "The Metaphysical Poets." (1921) It applied to examples from Donne and Milton in which thinking and feeling were split, but success in this realm of thought is now deemed not to be "as precise in its effects as a lobotomy. The truth is that dissociation of sensibility has always been with us, and that unification of sensibility is a rare phenomenon, not always possible and perhaps not always called for." (p. 177) Don't expect this work to be a best-seller. This kind of thing is necessary only for those who need to know such wisdom as it contains.