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History of ideas books

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The Fascination with Unknown Time by Sibylle Baumbach The Fascination with Unknown Time

This volume explores 'unknown time' as a cultural phenomenon, approaching past futures, unknown presents, and future pasts through a broad range of different disciplines, media, and contexts.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/11/2017

Reflecting Subjects Passion, Sympathy, and Society in Hume's Philosophy by Jacqueline (University of San Francisco) Taylor Reflecting Subjects Passion, Sympathy, and Society in Hume's Philosophy

Jacqueline Taylor presents an original reconstruction of Hume's social theory, which examines the passions and imagination in relation to institutions such as government and the economy. She goes on to examine Hume's system of ethics, and argues that the principle...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/11/2017

From Revolution to Ethics May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought, Second Edition by Julian Bourg From Revolution to Ethics May 1968 and Contemporary French Thought, Second Edition

A bold history of French intellectual life and the legacies of 1960's radicalism.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Scottish Orientalism and the Indian Renaissance The Continuum of Ideas by Bashabi Fraser Scottish Orientalism and the Indian Renaissance The Continuum of Ideas

This project seeksto re-examine the interchange of ideas initiated in the 18thcentury by the Scottish Enlightenment, and the ways in whichthese ideas were reformed and shaped to fit the changing socialfabric of Scotland and India in the 19th and 20th...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland by Simon (Wellesley College, Massachusetts) Grote The Emergence of Modern Aesthetic Theory Religion and Morality in Enlightenment Germany and Scotland
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This new study of eighteenth-century aesthetic theory situates it in theological contexts that are crucial to explaining why it arose.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Modernism and the Social Sciences Anglo-American Exchanges, c.1918-1980 by Mark (University of California, Berkeley) Bevir Modernism and the Social Sciences Anglo-American Exchanges, c.1918-1980
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This study explores the rise and nature of modernist approaches to economics, sociology, international relations, administration, language, history and anthropology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

Alternative Worlds Imagined, 1500-1700 Essays on Radicalism, Utopianism and Reality by James Colin Davis Alternative Worlds Imagined, 1500-1700 Essays on Radicalism, Utopianism and Reality

This book address the relationship between utopian and radical thought, particularly in the early modern period, and puts forward alternatives approaches to imagined `realities'. and the circumstances in which radical and utopian fictions appear to become imperative.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Anxiety of Autonomy and the Aesthetics of German Orientalism by Nicholas A. Germana The Anxiety of Autonomy and the Aesthetics of German Orientalism

A history of Kantian and post-Kantian thought and of a foundational stage of German orientalism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Authenticity: The Cultural History of a Political Concept by Maiken Umbach, Mathew Humphrey Authenticity: The Cultural History of a Political Concept
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Authenticity is everywhere: political leaders invoke the idea to gain our support, advertisers use it to sell their products. This cultural history of authenticity is of interest to academic and lay readers alike, who are interested in the significance and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

The World of Mr Casaubon Britain's Wars of Mythography, 1700-1870 by Colin (University of St Andrews, Scotland) Kidd The World of Mr Casaubon Britain's Wars of Mythography, 1700-1870
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This book explores the intellectual contexts for Mr Casaubon, a central character in George Eliot's classic and much-loved novel Middlemarch.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

American Philosophy before Pragmatism by Russell B. Goodman American Philosophy before Pragmatism

Russell Goodman tells the story of the development of philosophy in America from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century. The key figures, including Franklin, Jefferson, Emerson, and Thoreau, were not professors but men of the world, whose deep...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/01/2018

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Max Weber and 'The Protestant Ethic' Twin Histories by Peter (Fellow in History, St. Anne's College, Oxford) Ghosh Max Weber and 'The Protestant Ethic' Twin Histories
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An intellectual biography of Max Weber which uses his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism as its starting point, with wider reference to the social, political, and religious thought of the time.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Reason After its Eclipse On Late Critical Theory by Martin Jay Reason After its Eclipse On Late Critical Theory

Tackles a question as old as Plato and still pressing today: What is reason, and what roles does and should it have in human endeavor? The eminent intellectual historian Martin Jay surveys Western ideas of reason, particularly in German philosophy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective by Richard (Queen Mary University of London) Bourke Popular Sovereignty in Historical Perspective

The first collaborative volume to explore popular sovereignty, a pivotal concept in the history of political thought.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

The Labor of the Mind Intellect and Gender in Enlightenment Cultures by Anthony J. La Vopa The Labor of the Mind Intellect and Gender in Enlightenment Cultures

The Labor of the Mind plumbs the Enlightenment's social and cultural logic of conceiving the mind as manly; considers the textual representations of the manly mind; and examines the ways in which it was subverted or at least subtly questioned.
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Demopolis Democracy before Liberalism in Theory and Practice by Josiah (Stanford University, California) Ober Demopolis Democracy before Liberalism in Theory and Practice
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What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? These questions are examined by this book.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Demopolis Democracy before Liberalism in Theory and Practice by Josiah (Stanford University, California) Ober Demopolis Democracy before Liberalism in Theory and Practice
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What did democracy mean before liberalism? What are the consequences for our lives today? These questions are examined by this book.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2017

The Moral Person of the State Pufendorf, Sovereignty and Composite Polities by Ben (University of Nottingham) Holland The Moral Person of the State Pufendorf, Sovereignty and Composite Polities

A new history of the idea of the modern state and its 'personality', showing the centrality of Pufendorf to its development and propagation.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction by Gerald Kembellec Reading and Writing Knowledge in Scientific Communities Digital Humanities and Knowledge Construction

Practices associated with the culture of scholarly reading have been developed over many centuries and annotations themselves have become the subject of study, either as additional elements in connection with the original texts or as documents in their own right.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/07/2017

The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence by Brian Jeffrey (East Tennessee State University) Maxson The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence

The Humanist World of Renaissance Florence offers the first synthetic interpretation of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence in more than fifty years.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers by Chris Rohmann The Dictionary of Important Ideas and Thinkers

Here are the concepts that shaped civilization . . . the minds that made history . . . the thinkers, the thoughts, and the theories you need to know to understand the world we live in. Now you can get...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

African, American From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father - Africa in the US Imagination by David Peterson del Mar African, American From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father - Africa in the US Imagination

A panoramic account of the role Africa has played in the American psyche, covering books, movies, music and more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

African, American From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father - Africa in the US Imagination by David Peterson del Mar African, American From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father - Africa in the US Imagination

A panoramic account of the role Africa has played in the American psyche, covering books, movies, music and more.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

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