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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241304587
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $40.00
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The Frontiers of Knowledge

What We Know About Science, History and The Mind




From the bestselling philosopher, an ambitious and gripping history of science, thought, life on earth and the human mind itself - and what we might know in the future

What do we know, and how do we know it? What do we now know that we don't know? And what have we learnt about the obstacles to knowing more? In a time of deepening battles over what knowledge and truth mean, these questions matter more than ever.

Bestselling polymath and philosopher A. C. Grayling seeks to answer them in three crucial areas at the frontiers of knowledge: science, history, and psychology. In each area he illustrates how each field has advanced to where it is now, from the rise of technology to quantum theory, from the dawn of humanity to debates around national histories, from ancient ideas of the brain to modern theories of the mind.

A remarkable history of science, life on earth, and the human mind itself, this is a compelling and fascinating tour de force, written with Grayling's verve, clarity and remarkable breadth of knowledge.

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241304587
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $40.00
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Praise for The Frontiers of Knowledge

Prof. Grayling interweaves the recent scientific and archaeological advances into a compelling narrative of how much progress humans have made in the understanding of their place in the natural, social and cognitive worlds. And how ignorant we still remain providing strong motivation to further this understanding by new empirical evidence

Tejidner Virdee FRS

Grayling brings satisfying order to daunting subjects

Steven Pinker

Remarkable, readable and authoritative. How he has mastered so much, so thoroughly, is nothing short of amazing

Lawrence M. Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing

This book hums with the excitement of the great human project of discovery

Adam Zeman, author of Aphantasia

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