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: The behind-the-scenes stories of the history and development of the fields of art, psychology, and philosophy are told in these fascinating volumes. Featuring all the most important discoveries and breakthroughs, the landmark works, the giant personalities, and the conflicts and controversies associated with each field, readers are treated to a highly detailed panorama that offers a thorough grounding in each profiled discipline. Each title examines the impact upon global culture and society that the innovative works of these fields have had, as well as their influence upon the individual, his or her consciousness, and his or her experience of everyday life. Revealing how the social sciences and humanities not only reflect but also shape human civilization, this series is essential reading for anyone interested in better understanding the development of culture, humanity, and the individual consciousness.