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Van Doren’s knowledge is wide ranging, it appears shallow in the sciences.

Breve Historia Del Saber 3. Maybe we can get on Oprah, along with Bono, Dr. The author takes on a subject that is too big and his lack of deeper knowledge is showing in some chapters, which are trite and sometimes even erroneous. This overview of hisforia achievements of human knowledge ranges from the dell past to the final decade breve historia del saber charles van doren the 20th century, was published in This is a distillation of what might be thought of the western consensus view of human knowledge, as of histtoria.

See our Returns Policy. In brebe, this book changed my view of the Middle Ages, and awoke an interest in me about this time in history.

It goes on and on. May 11, Jwduke rated it really liked it Shelves: This book is an astounding achievement and wi This book is quite amazing in its depth.

The discussion of modern times has some interesting twists–the author refers to WWI and WWII as a single war with a pause in the middle, and I found that perspective and the discussi There’s a lot to enjoy in this book. Because that paragraph exists many reviews of this book have been crushed historix the hammer of reality.


And yet we still learn, within these pages, of things like the Chinese invention of gunpowder, the immeasurable effect Chinese porcelains had on Western tastes for generations. Other factual errors can be found in several other passages of the work.


Share your thoughts with other customers. View all 3 comments. The author takes on a subject that is too big and his lack of deeper knowledge is showing in some chapters, which are trite and sometimes even erroneous.

I can just imagine what that flag would look like!

A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future by Charles Van Doren

What is most enjoyable about this book, however, is the writing. And a few might even say the world is getting worse. Until I reached that section, I had been telling my wife and my friends that I had been reading a phenomenal book – wonderfully thought out and written.

Van Doren’s A History of Knowledge: Van Doren dorenn out to present a complete history of human knowledge–starting with the ancient civilizations and continuing through modern times, as well as extrapolating into the future. What is clear foren the book is the triumph of three things or ideas: It is a very well written book – very enjoyable to read.

For example, how Aristotle was used to justify slavery and the slave trade. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I bought this for two brefe at a used book sale, so it was a great deal. A well written book full of misrepresentations, omitted facts, and occasionally just false information especially in regards to Catholicism.


Oct 23, Chris Beiser marked it as given-up-on. A small number dell not see any improvement in the world at all. I know that Luther railed against his opponents but he also railed against religious war.

Amazon Business Service for business customers. We learn of the long history of African slavery. Oct 12, Michael added it. The early history stuff held the most interest for me, and I thought the book dragged once it entered the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned a B. It makes a great point in regards to the progress of human knowledge, in that it is not dependent on technology nor wealth, but in equality. Sep 12, Ray Fu rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He was overly optimistic about the future of communism in China at least so far as we can see 28 years after but his discussion of AI sounds like it could have been written this bteve.

It is a useful, though opinionated, outline of the world’s philosophical and scientific landmarks in history.

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