WorldCat Identities

Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 374 works in 2,257 publications in 5 languages and 39,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Genealogy  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor, Composer, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: AC8, 974
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  John Fiske Publications about John Fiske
Publications by  John Fiske Publications by John Fiske
posthumous Publications by John Fiske, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about John Fiske
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by John Fiske
The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske ( Book )
97 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in English and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske ( Book )
97 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unseen world and other essays by John Fiske ( )
55 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Revolution by John Fiske ( Book )
72 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske ( Book )
58 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske ( Book )
73 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson ( Book )
55 editions published between 1886 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lives of citizens of the U. S., some citizens of other countries in North and South America, and a few foreigners closely allied with American history. For other editions, see Title Catalog
The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske ( Book )
87 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New France and New England by John Fiske ( Book )
51 editions published between 1898 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy by John Fiske ( Book )
99 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske ( Book )
56 editions published between 1890 and 2007 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske ( Book )
28 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske ( Book )
85 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 1884 book, the author, an early popularizer of Darwin's theories, takes on nothing less than the origin of humanity, its destiny, and its place in the universe. He argues that civilization and governments have replaced biological evolution as the main forces for change
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske ( Book )
111 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through nature to God by John Fiske ( Book )
34 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume in Fiske's acclaimed series of studies in religious philosophy, Through Nature to God, continues his typical lucidity of expression and advocacy of the theory of evolution. Here, he argues that an analysis of Nature and Nature's way yields God
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske ( Book )
26 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
Darwinism, and other essays by John Fiske ( Book )
67 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's writings on the philosophical implications of evolution, praised by Charles Darwin himself, were also influenced by Herbert Spencer. This 1897 collection, which the London Academy said "may be not unfairly designated the most important contribution yet made by America to philosophical literature," includes fifteen brilliant essays
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske ( Book )
40 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske ( Book )
60 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske ( Book )
63 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 1885 work examines the theory of evolution's impact on religion. The author believes there is no conflict between science and religion, and that social conditions trump natural selection. Influenced by the ideas of Herbert Spencer, Fiske's writings were praised by Darwin
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.52 (from 0.07 for Children's ... to 0.97 for Little jou ...)
Alternative Names
Fisk, John.
Fisk, John 1842-1901
Fisk, ohn 1842-1901
Green, Edmund Fisk.
Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901
Green, Edmund Fiske
フイスク, ジヨン
Languages
English (1,370)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Japanese (1)
Covers