Three new Introductions have been published this month, including two new editions. Find out more:
- Education: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Gary Thomas, examines the ideas that have shaped education over the years, showing how and why today’s schools have grown into their current form. Looking forward, it evaluates the impact of controversial legislation on future students, and considers how teaching must evolve to keep pace with an increasingly digital world.
- Hume: A Very Short Introduction, by James A. Harris, provides a summary of the ideas and arguments of the philosopher and historian David Hume (1711–76), looking at Hume’s writings on human nature, morality, politics, and religion. Hume’s books need to be put in biographical, historical, and intellectual context.
- Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (new edition), by Jonathan Slack, explains what stem cells are, why they are important, what scientists do with them, and how they might be used in the future. It tackles recent scientific and clinical developments surrounding stem cells, exploring their enormous therapeutic potential to treat diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.