Summary of Rethink
From RETHINK: The Surprising History of New Ideas by Steven Poole. Copyright © 2016 by Steven Poole. Reprinted by permission of Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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London Guardian columnist Steven Poole provides a roller-coaster ride through the history of philosophy, science and society. He pulls together millennia of ideas and reflects on their modern incarnations. His narrative is lively, enthusiastic and conversational, and the content is dense and deep. Poole leads you down paths less traveled to explore esoteric ideas rejected long ago, but now in vogue. He teases apart wide-ranging concepts before returning to the main road. Scientists, researchers, social and political activists, and programmers will enjoy his complex insights.
About the Author
London-based Guardian columnist Steven Poole has also written for the New Statesman, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal.