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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

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

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: 14/07/2017

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

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

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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'. Alternative Worlds Imagined, 1500-1700 explores the nature and meaning of radicalism in a traditional society; the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

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

Martin Jay 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? Applying the tools of intellectual history, he examines the overlapping, but not fully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/09/2017

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: 30/09/2017

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: 30/09/2017

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

Winner: CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book Award, CHOICE Magazine (2008) Winner: Morris D. Forkosch Prize for the best book in intellectual history, Journal of the History of Ideas (2008) The French revolts of May 1968, the largest general strike in twentieth-century...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Enlightenment and Utility Bentham in French, Bentham in France by Emmanuelle (Universite de Cergy-Pontoise) de Champs Enlightenment and Utility Bentham in French, Bentham in France

A major new study of Jeremy Bentham's engagement with contemporary French culture, from the Enlightenment through to the post-Revolutionary era.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Republic of Women Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century by Professor Carol Pal Republic of Women Rethinking the Republic of Letters in the Seventeenth Century

Carol Pal reconstructs a forgotten network of female scholars and rewrites the intellectual biography of the seventeenth-century republic of letters.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

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

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: 22/06/2017

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

Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725 by Vera Keller Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575-1725

This study shows that modernity has its origins in the advancement of knowledge, and not in the Scientific Revolution.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Homo Cinematicus Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany by Andreas Killen Homo Cinematicus Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany

Situated at the intersection of film studies, the history of science and medicine, and the history of modern Germany, Homo Cinematicus: Science, Motion Pictures, and the Making of Modern Germany connects the emergence of cinema as a social institution to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/05/2017

General Intellects Twenty Five Thinkers for the 21st Century by McKenzie Wark General Intellects Twenty Five Thinkers for the 21st Century

A guide to the thinkers and the ideas that will shape the future
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2017

What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives by Christine Hayes What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law?...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2017

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