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Modern Mind : An Intellectual History of the 20th Century
by Peter Watson




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January of 1900 marked the first review of a book by a doctor from Vienna. The book was called The Interpretation of Dreams, the doctor was Sigmund Freud, and the flood of new ideas that would revolutionize Western thought in the 20th century had just begun.

The Modern Mind is a provocative and reasoned examination of the ideas and individuals that have shaped 20th century culture. From Freud to Sartre, from the Theory of Relativity to the Great Society, this is an engaging and intelligent look at recent history. Focusing on the most influential individuals, breakthroughs, and events, Peter Watson has produced an illuminating and thought-provoking analysis of modern thought and culture.

Peter Watson was educated at the universities of Durham, London, and Rome. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Times, the New York Times, the Observer, and the Spectator, and is the author of War on the Mind, Wisdom and Strength, The Caravaggio Conspiracy, and other books. He lives in London.

"Splendidly readable and hugely informative." -- Boston Globe

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Overview

January of 1900 marked the first review of a book by a doctor from Vienna. The book was called The Interpretation of Dreams, the doctor was Sigmund Freud, and the flood of new ideas that would revolutionize Western thought in the 20th century had just begun.

The Modern Mind is a provocative and reasoned examination of the ideas and individuals that have shaped 20th century culture. From Freud to Sartre, from the Theory of Relativity to the Great Society, this is an engaging and intelligent look at recent history. Focusing on the most influential individuals, breakthroughs, and events, Peter Watson has produced an illuminating and thought-provoking analysis of modern thought and culture.

Peter Watson was educated at the universities of Durham, London, and Rome. He has written for the Sunday Times, the Times, the New York Times, the Observer, and the Spectator, and is the author of War on the Mind, Wisdom and Strength, The Caravaggio Conspiracy, and other books. He lives in London.

"Splendidly readable and hugely informative." -- Boston Globe


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780060084387
  • ISBN-10: 0060084383
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: July 2002
  • Page Count: 847
  • Dimensions: 9.16 x 6.34 x 1.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.13 pounds


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