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Humanism The Greek Ideal and Its Survival

Humanism: The Greek Ideal and Its Survival

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By Moses Hadas
December 31, 2021

Originally published in the UK in 1961 this was an unconventional book when first published but a powerful interpretation of Greek individualism. The author examines the influence of the Greeks on European philosophy, religion, literature, art and architecture and challenges many commonly held ...

Man and Materialism

Man and Materialism

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By Fred Hoyle
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1957, this book offers a challenging intellectual experience to the reader who wishes to understand the broad historical trends that determine the future of humanity on this planet. The book examines natural laws that govern humanity by looking at communities over long ...

Matter, Mind and Man

Matter, Mind and Man

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By Edmund W. Sinnott
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1957 and written by one of the 20th Century’s leading botanists and a fierce advocate of organicism, this book explores concepts about man and his relation to life and the universe, and about the great creative and spiritual powers within and around him. The author provides ...

Scope of Total Architecture

Scope of Total Architecture

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By Walter Gropius
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1956, this book provides a non-technical analysis of contemporary building by on the of the world’s greatest architects. Published a few years after the end of WW2, it was an inspiring and constructive picture of what kind of living could lie ahead for Western industrial ...

Society and Knowledge

Society and Knowledge

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By V. G. Childe
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1956, the well-known archaeologist here takes on the role of philosopher. The author argues that knowledge is a social phenomenon, and that our intellectual life is the product of social heritage: reality is the product of different opinions of various societies....

The Meaning of the Twentieth Century The Great Transition

The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great Transition

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By Kenneth Boulding
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1965 and written by a noted economist and leader in the field of conflict resolution, this book traces the forces which have brought the 20th century ‘post-civilisation’ into being: the ever-increasing power of science and the scientific attitude, the global communication ...

The Meeting of Love and Knowledge Perennial Wisdom

The Meeting of Love and Knowledge: Perennial Wisdom

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By Martin C. D'Arcy
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1958 and authored by one of the foremost liberal Catholic theologians of the 20th Century, this book recognizes the need for a greater unity of understanding among all faiths and explores these common grounds with insight and sympathy, bringing to Catholics and non-Catholics...

The Transformations of Man

The Transformations of Man

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By Lewis Mumford
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1957, this volume compares the 20th Century transformation of human life to the revolution which swept early man into the first civilized communities. It shows how each radical new stage of human development grew out of changes in human personality and consciousness, such as...

Voices of Man The Meaning and Function of Language

Voices of Man: The Meaning and Function of Language

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By Mario Pei
December 31, 2021

Originally published in 1964, this book examines where and how the pattern and texture of speech emerged and whether language is logical. It looks at linguistics from both the historical and descriptive points of view, as a physical science and as a social science. It also discusses the problem of ...

World Indivisible With Liberty and Justice for All

World Indivisible: With Liberty and Justice for All

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By Konrad Adenauer
December 31, 2021

Originally published in the UK in 1956, this book presents the essence of the political philosophy of one of Europe’s best-known post-war statesmen, as well as his experience in government as head of Germany in one of its most critical periods of history. The role of Germany in a (then) new Europe ...

World Perspectives

World Perspectives

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Edited By Ruth Nanda Anshen
December 31, 2021

The World Perspectives series presented short books written by some of the most eminent thinkers of the 20th Century. Each volume discusses the interrelation of the changing religious, scientific, artistic, political, economic and social influences on the human experience. This set reissues 9/10 ...

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