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

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


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Number of Pages864
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Open LibraryOL7274682M
ISBN 100060084383
ISBN 109780060084387

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The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century - Kindle edition by Watson, Peter. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century.4/4(59).   These examples demonstrate how others have evolved past the noise of modern life and into the solitude of productive thought and cleansing tranquility. Holiday splits his accessible, empowering, and sporadically meandering narrative into a three-part “timeless trinity of mind, body, soul—the head, the heart, the human body.”.   From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual tradition of the twentieth century, and the . THE MODERN MIND: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century Peter Watson, Author THE MODERN MIND: An Intellectual History of the 20th Centur $35 (p) ISBN .

Randall was a scholar of the old school, an amazing thinker with a very wide range. I read it in college, for a course simply titled, "The Making of the Modern Mind," a course based on the book. The course was one of those history courses at the time which had the background of the origins of Western Civilization, that is, European civilization/5. About 10 people attend each week, but most don't RSVP through The group has existed since around This profile was a created in recent years to help promote the group. You're invited to join us in the Modern Mind book discussion group each week as we explore the contents of an intellectually challenging text. The mind is a tool that can be developed through training, just like any muscle in the book provides a skill-based approach to personal development and habit creation, by means of dedicated practice in the areas of. From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live. Peter Watson has produced a fluent and engaging narrative of the intellectual tradition of the twentieth century, and the men.

“ Origins of the Modern Mind is an admirable book Its author displays throughout an engaging enthusiasm, a fertile imagination and an impressive knowledge of his subject-matter. ” —Christopher Longuet-Higgins, The Times Literary Supplement “ A fine, provocative and absorbing account of what makes humans human. The making of the modern mind: a survey of the intellectual background of the present age User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Randall was one of the great American minds of the 20th century, and this was his classic textbook written for Columbia's contemporary civilization course.   In writing The Modern Mind, Peter Watson has attempted the impossible. He tries to give us a look at the entirety of twentieth century thought. Still, though there are bound to be omissions and inaccuracies in such a book, Watson succeeds admirably in giving us a taste of the intellectual achievements of the past is so much I Cited by: From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists, and philosophers who produced the ideas by which we live/10(13).