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Appignanesi, Richard

Works: 295 works in 1,510 publications in 14 languages and 36,937 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  History  Popular works  Graphic novels  Caricatures and cartoons  Miscellanea  Biography  Introductions  Fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator, ed, Transcriber, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: BF173.F85, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Appignanesi
Postmodernism for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Persian and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century. Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'
Freud for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud revolutionised the way we think about ourselves. This book demystifies the facts of Freud's discovery of psychoanalysis and explores the story of his life and work
Introducing quantum theory by J. P McEvoy( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. "Introducing Quantum Theory" takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation"--The famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved
Julius Caesar by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells, in comic book format, Shakespeare's play about political intrigue, personal betrayal, and the aftermath of a brutal assassination
Lenin for beginners by Richard Appignanesi( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking for beginners by J. P McEvoy( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Hawking is the best-known theoretical physicist alive today but few people outside his field know what he has done. To the public at large he is a legendary figure of tragic dimensions - a brilliant scientist and author of the phenomenal bestseller, A Brief History of Time - and yet confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or write." "Hawking has mastered the two great theories of physics from this century, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. He has made breath-taking discoveries about where these theories break down or overlap, such as the edge of a Black Hole or the Big Bang origin of the Universe. Here is the perfect beginner's guide to Hawking's work including his present research into Quantum Gravity."--Jacket
Introducing philosophy by Dave Robinson( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and brief text combine to present an overview of the thinking of significant philosophers of the Western world, from Heraclitus to Derrida
Introducing Nietzsche by Laurence Gane( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Nietzsche as a fearless critic of vanity and bad faith -- the philosopher whom Freud believed had greater self-knowledge than anyone he had ever read
Introducing Foucault by Chris Horrocks( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoon illustrations introduce the fundamentals of cultural studies, defining the field of study and discussing some of the topics it encompasses, including feminism, ethnicity, and the development of technology
Introducing Sartre by Philip Malcolm Waller Thody( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Sartre explains the basic ideas that inspired his existential world view, and pays particular attention to his idea of freedom. It also explores his lifelong support of Marxist politics, with which his philosophy was closely linked
Introducing Descartes by David Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and cartoon illustrations discuss the major theories and beliefs of the philosophy of Descartes, the different questions he asked himself in order to develop his theories, and his major contributions to science, math, and philosophy
Introducing consciousness by David Papineau( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern science may have split the atom and solved the mystery of life, but it has yet to explain the source of conscious feelings. Eminent thinkers from many areas of science are turning to this problem, and a wide range of theories are currently on offer. Yet sceptics doubt whether consciousness can be tamed by conventional science, or even can be understood at all. Introducing Consciousness provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of consciousness studies. It starts with the history of the philosophical relation between mind and matter, and proceeds to scientific attempts to exp
Introducing modernism by Chris Rodrigues( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graphic tour through 20th-century culture which interprets modernism as a set of responses to the phenomenon of modernity itself - the political and social upheavals presented by industrialization and the rise of consumer capitalism (and the command economies of socialism); mass democracy, mass literacy, the rise of mass media and the relentless advance of science and technology - Back Cover
Introducing Wittgenstein by John M Heaton( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ludwig Wittgenstein has captured the popular imagination as the modern Socrates, the fascinating master of enigmatic reasoning who, with his icy logic, convinced Bertrand Russell that there was a hippo in the room. He is an icon of modernism, but what did he really say?" "In Introducing Wittgenstein we meet a strange man, a rigorous logician who prized poetry above philosophy, who inherited a fortune and gave it away, who sought death in the trenches of the First World War, a great teacher who advised his students to give up philosophy, a solitary man who nonetheless inspired lifelong friendships. We are also given a clear and accessible guide to Wittgenstein's central work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, a glacier of logic, and his later, friendlier Philosophical Investigations. Here is an accessible introduction for anyone baffled by the complexity or intrigued by the reputation of this great 20th-century philosopher."--Jacket
Introducing romanticism by Duncan Heath( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the many interlocking strands of Romanticism, focusing on the leading figures in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and America
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Freud for beginners
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Appignanesi, Richard

Appigunanessei, Richādo

Richard Appignanesi Canadees romanschrijver

Richard Appignanesi Editor

Аппигнанези, Р.

아피냐네시, 리차드 1940-

アッピグナネッセイ, リチャード

アピニャネジ, リチャード

アピニヤネジ, R.

Freud for beginnersIntroducing quantum theoryJulius CaesarLenin for beginnersStephen Hawking for beginnersIntroducing philosophyIntroducing NietzscheIntroducing Foucault