牛津通识读本 OXFORD: A Very Short Introduction 七彩英语


牛津通识读本 OXFORD: A Very Short Introduction

牛津通识读本 系列 (或 VSI 系列) 是由牛津大学出版社自1995年开始陆续出版的一套 系列丛书 。 这套书的每一本都对一个特定的主题进行简洁而精炼的介绍。几乎所有的读本都是由公认的专家撰写,篇幅为100–150页,并包括进一步深度阅读的建议。作者们往往提供了个人的见解,但每个读本都力图做到中立和完整。

截至2009年4月,该系列丛书已达200多本, 包括 历史, 神学, 文艺理论, 科学哲学, 后现代主义, 情绪, 动物权利, 伦理, 莎士比亚, 休谟, 恐怖主义, 西班牙内战 以及进化论. 出版商表示"该系列丛书将会涵盖所有的主要学科, 为所有读者提供一个可读性强且包罗万千的工具书图书馆。"

牛津通识读本系列上市以来已经取得了极大的成功,其中许多读本被作为了大学的入门教材。

许多读本明确归列为属于通识读本系列,但也有一些是牛津大学出版社以前出版过的。

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