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-'''''A Guide for the Perplexed''''' is a short book by [[E. F. Schumacher]], published in 1977. The title is a reference to [[Maimonides]]'s ''[[The Guide for the Perplexed]]''. Schumacher himself considered ''A Guide for the Perplexed'' to be his most important achievement, although he was better known for his 1973 [[environmental economics]] bestseller ''[[Small Is Beautiful]]'', which made him a leading figure within the [[ecology movement]]. His daughter wrote that her father handed her the book on his deathbed, five days before he died and he told her "this is what my life has been leading to". As the ''Chicago Tribune'' wrote, "A Guide for the Perplexed is really a statement of the philosophical underpinnings that inform ''Small is Beautiful''".+'''Ernst Friedrich''' "'''Fritz'''" '''Schumacher''' (19 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and [[appropriate technology|appropriate technologies]].
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-Schumacher describes his book as being concerned with how humans live in the world. It is also a treatise on the nature and organisation of [[knowledge]] and is something of an attack on what Schumacher calls "[[materialism|materialistic]] [[scientism]]". Schumacher argues that the current [[philosophy|philosophical]] 'maps' that dominate [[Western world#Western thought|western thought]] and [[science]] are both overly narrow and based on some false premises. However, this book is only in small part a critique. +* [[Community development]]
 +* [[Distributism]]
 +* [[Grameen Bank]]
 +* [[John Papworth]]
 +* [[Leopold Kohr]]
 +* [[Kirkpatrick Sale]]
 +* [[Microcredit]]
 +* [[Social entrepreneurship]]
 +* [[Schumacher College]]
 +* [[Sustainable development]]
 +* [[Worldwatch Institute]]
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Ernst Friedrich "Fritz" Schumacher (19 August 1911 – 4 September 1977) was a German statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralised and appropriate technologies.

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