Ideas That Matter: The Concepts That Shape The 21St Century
Publish Date: 2012-01-03
Author: A. C. Grayling
Ideas can, and do, change the world. Just as Marxism, existentialism, and feminism shaped the last century, so are fundamentalism, globalization, and bioethics transforming our world now. In Ideas That Matter, renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling provides a personal and heartfelt guide to the ideaspast and presentthat will shape our future. With customary wit, fire, and erudition, Grayling ranges across the gamut of essential theories, movements, and philosophiesfrom animal rights to neurophilosophy to war crimesto deliver a rich, elucidating book intended both to arm readers with vital knowledge and to engage them in provocative philosophical debate.