Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century

Paperback | July 23, 2002

byPeter Watson

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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 and women who created it.

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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 i...

Peter Watson has been a senioreditor at the LondonSunday Times, a New York correspondentof theLondon Times, a columnist for theLondonObserver, and a contributor to theNew YorkTimes. He has published three exposés on the world ofart and antiquities, and is the author of several booksof cultural and intellectual history. From 1997 to 200...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:864 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.38 inPublished:July 23, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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"Chronicles this contentious century with a panoramic overview of the history of ideas in the 20th century. Watson provides an evenhanded account of the development of ideas in disciplines ranging from philosophy and religion to the social sciences, economics, art, literature, history, science and film." (Christian Science Monitor)