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Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped the Modern World by [Trombley, Stephen]
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About the Author

Stephen Trombley is a writer, editor and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He collaborated with Alan Bullock on the second edition of The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, and was editor of The New Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought. His books include A Very Short History of Western Thought; The Execution Protocol; Sir Frederick Treves: The Extraordinary Edwardian; The Right to Reproduce; and 'All That Summer She Was Mad': Virginia Woolf and her Doctors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 941 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books (1 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009E99EDC
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World offers a rich digest of the world's greatest thinkers over the last century. Is that not enough to tempt you to read it?

Stephen Trombley has undertaken a mammoth task here. The concise history of modern thought from the enlightenment up till now. He has undertaken meticulous research and achieved the astonishing result of combining brevity with depth - no mean feat.

Fifty Thinkers Who Shaped The Modern World contains chapters on Kant, Hegel, Darwin, Marx, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Emerson, Kierkegaard, Weber, Satre, Wittgenstein, Gandhi, Hitler, Freud, Einstein, Derrida and many more.

Whilst we get our thinkers classified by their `genre', Trombley also makes the connections between these genres, helping the reader make useful comparisons and contradictions between the various schools of thought.

If you are after a rapid introduction to philosophical thought then Trombley's book is a must have. As life throws up ever more challenges, we need quality thinking more than ever.

Peter Cook, MD Human Dynamics and The Academy of Rock, Creativity and Innovation Author
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Format: Paperback
This is an accessible guide to 50 modern thinkers from Kant(1724-1804) and Hegel(1770-1831) to controversial continental philosophers such as Foucault(1926-1984) and Derrida(1930-2004). Also included are other non-philosophy thinkers such as Freud(1856-1939), Darwin(1809-1882) and Einstein(1879-1955).
After an illuminating introduction each chapter places the philosopher/thinker in their historical context and gives a clear summary of their ideas and writings.
The book concludes with a postscript on the current state of philosophy, a useful glossary of philosophical terms and a bibliography.
Stephen Trombley's intellectually stimulating book is an ideal guide for students of philosophy or the general reader interested in understanding modern thought from the Enlightenment to the present.
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Format: Hardcover
I have come across Stephen's book recently. This is a very nice book about fifty thinkers. Main thing about this book is that one can get very concise background of those thinkers work in a very lucid prose. I have reread some of the chapters in order for me to reveal the beauty of his language and structure. I shall keep this book in my table as a reference book. Though fifty is not enough, there are more thinkers, but at least we are getting here fifty thinkers life and work in a very elegant way.
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For anyone who wants to know something about the really important ideas and people who have shaped our world this book is a great summery.
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concise - a valuable addition to my collection
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