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Summary A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future

Characters à A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF A one voume reference to the history of ideas that is a compendium of everything that humankind has thought invented created considered and perfected from the beginning of civilization into the twenty first century Mass. The author takes on a subject that is too big and his lack of deeper knowledge is showing in some chapters which are trite and sometimes even erroneous Still an interesting read in parts but nothing to write home about

Characters ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Charles Van DorenA History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future

Characters à A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Nd women of genius that brought ideas to fruition throughout historyCrystal clear and conciseExplains how humankind got to know what it knowsClifton FadimanSelected by the Book of the Month Club and the History Book Clu. I learned a lot from this book although the first half of the book was definetily interesting than the second half Even though the author seem like a wise and empathic guy he also comes along very dogmatic and arrogant when preaching his belief in progress and modernity This made some parts of the book extremely annoying and tiresome I wish he would have been able to rise above the current zeitgeist but I guess that is easier said than done All in all this was a good book with a lot of general knowledge that naturally was treated very superficially

Charles Van Doren ✓ 8 Characters

Characters à A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ive in its scope and yet totally accessible A HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE covers not only all the great theories and discoveries of the human race but also explores the social conditions political climates and individual men a. An enormous disappointment I ve read chunks of it but could not bring myself to read it cover to cover just didn t seem worth it because there is absolutely no objectivity in Van Doren s writing He considers the history of knowledge of the West as euivalent to everything mankind has ever thought This is a classic example of the west s arrogance and ignorance It s like as if the rest of the world didn t even exist because of course they were all savages waiting for the white man to shower them with his knowledge and superior skills Sorry to burst the bubble but the works of the Greek intellectuals the he is so proud of wouldn t even have reached Europe had it not been for the civilisations of the Near East

  • Paperback
  • 448
  • A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future
  • Charles Van Doren
  • en
  • 10 March 2018
  • 9780345373168