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The Frontiers of Knowledge - What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardcover) Loot Price: R451
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The Frontiers of Knowledge - What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardcover): A C Grayling

The Frontiers of Knowledge - What We Know About Science, History and The Mind (Hardcover)

A C Grayling

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'Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects' Steven Pinker _________________________ In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5 per cent of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning. What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever. Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history and psychology. A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge. _________________________ 'Remarkable, readable and authoritative. How he has mastered so much, so thoroughly, is nothing short of amazing' Lawrence M. Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing 'This book hums with the excitement of the great human project of discovery' Adam Zeman, author of Aphantasia

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Imprint: Viking
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2021
Authors: A C Grayling
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 432
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-30456-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > History of science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Humanities > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > General
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Logic
Books > History > Theory & methods > Historiography
Books > History > World history > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Epistemology, theory of knowledge
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Logic
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Philosophy of mind
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > General
LSN: 0-241-30456-3
Barcode: 9780241304563

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