Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War from Heraclitus to Heisenberg
'Barbarous Philosophers' discusses the nature of war through the work of 16 philosophers, from Heraclitus in the 6th century B.C. to the philosopher-physicist Werner Heisenberg writing in the 1950s.
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