A Little Knowledge: What Archimedes Really Meant and 80 Other Key Ideas Explained

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Why did Archimedes jump from his bath and run naked through the streets shouting 'Eureka!'? What is a quantum and where does it leap? Do you know your id from your ego? Does God play dice? This books answers all those questions and more, taking the revolutionary and perplexing ideas of Western thought and extracting their essence. From Greek philosophy to contemporary economics, physics and architecture, "A Little Knowledge" covers some of the most often heard but least understood theories and explains them simply and entertainingly, including: Existentialism; The Oedipus Complex; Original Sin; 'I think, therefore I am'; Fuzzy Logic; The Big Bang; and 'Religion is the Opium of the People'.

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A fascinating and entertaining guide to all the scientific, philosophical and political terms we know but can't explain.

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Michael Macrone is also the author of a number of titles about Shakespeare, including Brush Up Your Shakespeare and Naughty Shakespeare.

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