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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To ask other readers questions about A History of Knowledgesoren sign up. What is most enjoyable about this book, however, is the writing.
For example, he claims that Jesus was born on December 25th while every Christian church body on the planet merely claims that it is the observed day of his birth. After the quiz show scandal, Charles, who was also a professor, was banned from teaching and ultimately became an editor at the Encyclopedia Britannica.
In the end, it boils down to a very good read indeed! Its range is historical philosophy, language, politics, war, science, technology, and medicine. Past, Present, dorem Future 3. Indeed, how anyone with the intellect of Van Doren could write such a flawed and careless piece is almost incomprehensible. This is a fascinating and comprehensive book about how we know we know, and how we came to know it.
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Terminated by NBChe joined the Encyclopedia Britannica inbecoming a vice president and writing and editing many books before retiring in Although the author starts with a review of all ancient knowledge across all continents and cultures, after page 30 the text focuses almost exclusively on Western culture.
Though I genuinely enjoyed the book, I feel obliged to highlight couple of glaring factual mistakes I detected. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Books by Charles Van Doren. What more can you want in a book? It is a very well written book — very enjoyable to read. Lists with This Book.
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