The quickest possible way to learn about all of the really Big Ideas - from Metaphysics, Marxism and Monetarism to Platonism, Predestination and Paradigm Shifts.
Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects - Philosophy, Religion, Science, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and the Arts.
A series of short and lively articles accompanied by 100 illustrations, introduce a host of diverse topics, from Existentialism to Expressionism, from Consciousness to Constitutionalism, from Feminism to Free Trade, from Class to Cognitive Theory, from Reincarnation to Relativity - all explained simply and clearly.
Incredibly quick - clear artworks and simple explanations that can be easily remembered.
Based on scientific research that the brain best absorbs information visually.
Compact and portable format - the ideal, handy reference.
Ian Crofton has compiled many works of reference, books of quotations and miscellanies over the years, including A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (with Donald Fraser), A Dictionary of Art Quotations, The Guinness Encyclopedia (as editor-in-chief), Brewer's Dictionary of Curious Titles, and, with John Ayto, Brewer's Britain and Ireland and the second edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable. He lives in North London with his family and three whippets.