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Lechte, author of the international bestseller Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers, offers a sampling of 21st-century terms to help gain a deeper understanding of the current scientific and intellectual pulse of society and the academic world. Entries cover topics across academic disciplines, including art theory, cultural studies, biology, and philosophy. Each entry contains both the historical and current meaning of the concept or term, then supplies context for the term by providing key information such as its significance in relation to an author or theorist and references for further reading. Definitions of "deconstruction," "being," "imagination," "ontology," and "quantum" seek to show how concepts relate to one another across disciplines. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. L. Lampert California State University--Northridge
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