The worlds greatest thinkers
made accessible, engaging and jargon free
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The first 17 books in the series are now available to buy in paperback & ebook:

Ludwig Wittgenstein Immanuel Kant Foucault Plato Plato David Hume Friedrich Nietzsche Jean Piaget Stanley Milgram B. F. Skinner Melanie Klein Jean-Jacques Rousseau Karl Marx Betty Friedan Olympe de Gouge Erwin Panofsky Jane Jacobs

For students, teachers and curious minds, our accessible and engaging jargon-free series helps you really get to grips with brilliant intellectuals and their inherently complex theories.

Who the hell is...? takes these ground breaking individuals and...

Get to know the thinker

Gets to know who they really were as a person!

What happened in their life that led them in a particular direction? How and why did they come up with their ideas, and how did those ideas develop?

Finds out who and what their key influences were.

Finds out who and what their key influences were.

Intellectuals don't pluck their great ideas from thin air. They were prompted by the people they met, their experiences in life, and specific paths they decided to take.

Explains three of their key theories in detail, in plain English!

Explains three of their key theories in detail, in plain English!

When you want to really understand an idea, you need depth and explanation! So we choose three of the thinker's most important theories and explore each one in detail.

Makes it enjoyable, informative and, above all, accessible

Makes it enjoyable, informative and, above all, accessible.

When studying something complicated, you don't want academic jargon, you want to really get to grips with what the hell each great thinker is on about.

Browse our books by category...

Philosophy

Philosophy

Politics

Politics

Psychology

Psychology

Art History

Art History

Sociology

Sociology

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