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The Harper Dictionary of Modern Thought

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A new, fully revised and updated edition of a well-established, unique work of reference and companion to all fields of modern thought. * First published in Fontana paperback in 1977; second revised edition published in Fontana paperback in 1988; now the third substantially revised edition makes its first ever appearance in hardback. * Edited by Alan Bullock (author of HIT ...more
Hardcover, 917 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published November 1st 1977)
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Michael Guy
Oct 17, 2012 Michael Guy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i picked this book up on a lunch break at a local bookstore about 10 years ago, never seen it since at any other location, but it's genuine and fantastic and fun to have around.

from a typical cursory read, it covers most theories and philosophical notions in a OED fashion, carefully compresses ideas into a simplistic chapter or three and allows you to understand a concept like objectivism, free markets or keynesian theory, or embourgeoisement, gravitons, insulin, maoism and many worlds theory,
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Dana Jerman
Aug 23, 2012 Dana Jerman rated it it was amazing
I am always reading this. It is a fantastic writer's reference for subject matter, and just a bizarre and fantastic guide to everything one could possibly talk about while getting a BA.
John Gangi
Jul 10, 2011 John Gangi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An indispensable resource.
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Sep 09, 2010 Velvetink marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, reference
*note to self. Copy from A.
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