The Britannica Guide to the World’s Most Influential People Series: The 100 Most Influential Philosophers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615302719
  • ISBN-13: 9781615302710
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2012
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What are the percepts of Shari’ah law? What role did Genghis Khan play in Islamic history? How do the teachings of the Qur’an mesh with those of other religious texts? In this powerful, probing, and thought-provoking series, the world of Islam is explored and explained. With coverage from around the world and across the centuries, each book provides a thorough look into the religion with nearly two billion adherents worldwide. Readers will develop a comprehensive understanding of this incredibly rich faith and its contributions to world culture and history. They will gain access to authentic ideas and concepts, which unfortunately have been somewhat distorted by recent events that were carried out in the name of Islam.

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I think, therefore I am … influential. Leading philosophers conduct a rational investigation of truth to arrive at a set of principles that others believe and adopt. This compendium of the world's greatest thinkers includes the likes of Confucius, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Hannah Arendt, and René Descartes.

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