Ever had a feeling that whatever we are discussing has a bigger name to it? That the complexities of the issue not withstanding… there is really a name to all these parts?
A personal dictionary of IDEAS, BIG EXCITING NOUNS (!) that have a bearing on our understanding of the world is an invaluable resource for any GP student – heck, it is valuable resource for anyone who has a stake in communicating his thoughts.
A dictionary of ideas (more than the sampling provided in Themes of the World) is a starting point that enhances our understanding of the world, its movements, the possibilities emerging, and gives us LANGUAGE to label the intellectual world.
Eco affluence. Commodification. Commercialism. Scientisim. Welfare. Aesthetics.
Enrichment materials for self-learning. Download Big Ideas
Once again, TED (with its tagline ‘ideas worth spreading’) takes the prize for the most up-to-date and engaging resource to build literacy in both the scientific and cultural aspects. http://www.ted.com/watch/topics
2 books I’d recommend, easily available from Kinokuniya (add to cart!)