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From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?"
Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning.
Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man.
Baker & Taylor The author of The Discoverers and The Creators turns his attention to intellectual history, focusing on Moses, Sophocles, Thomas More, Machiavelli, Marx, Einstein, and other seekers of meaning across the ages. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
Baker & Taylor Chronicles the human search for meaning and purpose as revealed through the lives and words of Moses, Plato, Machiavelli, Voltaire, Marx, Emerson, Einstein, and other great thinkers