First published in 1982, this revised handbook for the independent scholar remains inspiring and informative. From Einstein to Marx, many of the seminal ideas of our time have come from individuals working independently from institutions. Even so, many believe that the advancement of ideas in our culture comes only from tenured professors. This book discusses why this is not so and how one can participate in the rich tradition of Socratic amateurs or independent scholars. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.