By Robert Arp
A chic addition to the winning “1001” series—a complete, chronological consultant to an important innovations from the best minds of the prior 3,000 years.
1001 principles that modified the way in which We Think is a finished advisor to the main fascinating and resourceful ideas from the best minds in heritage. starting from the traditional knowledge of Confucius and Plato to today’s state of the art thinkers, it bargains a wealth of stimulation and leisure for everybody with a curious mind.
Within the pages of this publication you can find a wide selection of solutions to the good, everlasting questions: How was once the universe created and what's where of people inside it? How may still someone stay? and the way will we construct a simply society? 1001 rules that modified the best way We Think additionally encompasses a host of hypotheses which are striking for his or her sheer weirdness—from the idea that of the transmigration of souls to parallel universes and the theoretical paradoxes of time commute (what occurs for those who trip again in time and kill your personal grandfather?).
Discover how the Greek thinker Zeno “proved” a flying arrow by no means strikes; how sleek technology has proven butterfly’s wing can fire up an Atlantic typhoon; and the mathematical facts of the lifestyles of lifestyles in different galaxies. The inspirational rules explored right here diversity from Gandhi’s conception of civil disobedience to Henry David Thoreau’s compliment of the easy existence and Mary Wollstonecraft’s groundbreaking advocacy of women’s rights. The ebook additionally covers a wide selection of way of life thoughts, equivalent to “rational costume” and naturism, and cultural activities together with Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Postmodernism.
Supported by way of a wealth of amazing illustrations and illuminating quotations, 1001 rules that modified the best way We Think is either an in-depth historical past of principles and a delightfully browsable resource of leisure.
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1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp