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牛津通識讀本 OXFORD: A Very Short Introduction

牛津通識讀本 系列 (或 VSI 系列) 是由牛津大學出版社自1995年開始陸續出版的一套 系列叢書 。 這套書的每一本都對一個特定的主題進行簡潔而精煉的介紹。幾乎所有的讀本都是由公認的專家撰寫,篇幅為100–150頁,并包括進一步深度閱讀的建議。作者們往往提供了個人的見解,但每個讀本都力圖做到中立和完整。

截至2009年4月,該系列叢書已達200多本, 包括 歷史, 神學, 文藝理論, 科學哲學, 后現代主義, 情緒, 動物權利, 倫理, 莎士比亞, 休謨, 恐怖主義, 西班牙內戰 以及進化論. 出版商表示"該系列叢書將會涵蓋所有的主要學科, 為所有讀者提供一個可讀性強且包羅萬千的工具書圖書館。"

牛津通識讀本系列上市以來已經取得了極大的成功,其中許多讀本被作為了大學的入門教材。

許多讀本明確歸列為屬于通識讀本系列,但也有一些是牛津大學出版社以前出版過的。

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