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  • Published: 6 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241993224
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
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The Frontiers of Knowledge

What We Know About Science, History and The Mind




From the bestselling polymath, a gripping history of science, life on earth and the human mind - and what we might know in the future

In very recent times humanity has learnt a vast amount about the universe, the past, and itself. But through our remarkable successes in acquiring knowledge we have learned how much we have yet to learn: the science we have, for example, addresses just 5% of the universe; pre-history is still being revealed, with thousands of historical sites yet to be explored; and the new neurosciences of mind and brain are just beginning.

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

  • Published: 6 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241993224
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
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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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