The Crisis of the European Mind



Author: Paul Hazard

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176391

Category: History

Page: 480

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Paul Hazard’s magisterial, widely influential, and beloved intellectual history offers an unforgettable account of the birth of the modern European mind in all its dynamic, inquiring, and uncertain glory. Beginning his story in the latter half of the seventeenth century, while also looking back to the Renaissance and forward to the future, Hazard traces the process by which new developments in the sciences, arts, philosophy, and philology came to undermine the stable foundations of the classical world, with its commitment to tradition, stability, proportion, and settled usage. Hazard shows how travelers’ tales and archaeological investigation widened European awareness and acceptance of cultural difference; how the radical rationalism of Spinoza and Richard Simon’s new historical exegesis of the Bible called into question the revealed truths of religion; how the Huguenot Pierre Bayle’s critical dictionary of ideas paved the way for Voltaire and the Enlightenment, even as the empiricism of Locke encouraged a new attention to sensory experience that led to Rousseau and romanticism. Hazard’s range of knowledge is vast, and whether the subject is operas, excavations, or scientific experiments his brilliant style and powers of description bring to life the thinkers who thought up the modern world.

Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe

Essays in Honour of H. G. Koenigsberger


Author: Phyllis Mack,Margaret C. Jacob

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521527026

Category: History

Page: 328

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Essays taking up themes that have resonated through Professor Koenigsberger's lectures, seminars and public writings.

The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology

An Introduction to Phenomenological Philosophy


Author: Edmund Husserl

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810104587

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

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The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Husserl's last great work, is important both for its content and for the influence it has had on other philosophers. In this book, which remained unfinished at his death, Husserl attempts to forge a union between phenomenology and existentialism. Husserl provides not only a history of philosophy but a philosophy of history. As he says in Part I, "The genuine spiritual struggles of European humanity as such take the form of struggles between the philosophies, that is, between the skeptical philosophies--or nonphilosophies, which retain the word but not the task--and the actual and still vital philosophies. But the vitality of the latter consists in the fact that they are struggling for their true and genuine meaning and thus for the meaning of a genuine humanity."

Crisis of the European Mind

A Study of André Malraux and Drieu La Rochelle


Author: Barrie Cadwallader

Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press


Category: Europe

Page: 267

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Collingwood and the Crisis of Western Civilisation

Art, Metaphysics and Dialectic


Author: Richard Murphy

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1845404076

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 9581

This book argues that R.G. Collingwood’s philosophy is best understood as a diagnosis of and response to a crisis of Western civilisation. The various and complementary aspects of the crisis of civilisation are explored and Collingwood is demonstrated to be working in the traditions of Romanticism and ‘historicism’. On these subjects, the theories of Collingwood and Ortega y Gasset are contrasted with those of Nietzsche and Weber.

Edinburgh Critical History of Nineteenth-Century Philosophy


Author: Alison Stone

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748647015

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 2676

This volume begins with the rise of German Idealism and Romanticism, traces the developments of naturalism, positivism, and materialism and of later-century attempts to combine idealist and naturalist modes of thought. Written by a team of leading international scholars this crucial period of philosophy is examined from the novel perspective of themes and lines of thought which cut across authors, disciplines, and national boundaries. This fresh approach will open up new ways for specialists and students to conceptualise the history of 19th-century thought within philosophy, politics, religious studies and literature.

The Secularization of the European Mind in the Nineteenth Century


Author: Owen Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521398299

Category: History

Page: 286

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Owen Chadwick's acclaimed lectures on the secularisation of the European mind trace the declining hold of the Church and its doctrines on European society in the nineteenth century.

Millenarianism and Messianism in Early Modern European Culture

Volume III: The Millenarian Turn: Millenarian Contexts of Science, Politics and Everyday Anglo-American Life in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries


Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940172282X

Category: History

Page: 198

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The influence of millenarian thinking upon Cromwell's England is well-known. The cultural and intellectual conceptions of the role of millenarian ideas in the `long' 18th century when, so the `official' story goes, the religious sceptics and deists of Enlightened England effectively tarred such religious radicalism as `enthusiasm' has been less well examined. This volume endeavors to revise this `official' story and to trace the influence of millenarian ideas in the science, politics, and everyday life of England and America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The Crisis of the European Union

A Response


Author: Jürgen Habermas

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745662420

Category: Law

Page: 140

View: 3382

This is a very timely and important political intervention by one of the leading social and political thinkers in the world today.