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From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" 
Subject: Re: (urth) Generic Considerations
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 14:39:40 -0700

Gareth writes:

>A very interesting post, and if anyone else is often perplexed by your
>Kants, your Kierkgaards, and your Wittgensteins I recommend the brilliant
>'Very Short Introductions' series of books from the Oxford University
>Press - they are all about 120-140pp, and they cover a huge range of
>subjects (there is one on 'Post-Structualism' and another on 'Quantum
>Theory', to give to recent examples...)

Also good are the "...for Beginners" series from Writers and Artists.
Their "Kierkegaard for Beginners" that gave me entree to a thinker
whose prose I had previously found opaque and murky. They're somewhere
between books and info-comics: heavily (and humorously) illustrated,
and run about the same length as the OUP books Gareth mentions --
heck, since I've never seen those, they may for all I know be British
editions of the same series.


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