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. --Blattid _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus --