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The crisis of reason : European thought, 1848-1914

Author: J W Burrow
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Series: The Yale intellectual history of the West.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J W Burrow
ISBN: 0300083904 9780300083903 9780300097184 0300097182
OCLC Number: 43118215
Description: xv, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The stuff of the world and the promises of science --
The new generation --
The conservation of matter and energy ; materialist reductionism --
The enigma of consciousness and the impact of evolution --
The claims of science : science as vocation --
The reaction against materialism : phenomenalism, pragmatism and pan-psychism --
2. Social evolution and the sciences of culture --
A classified world --
Social evolution as the division of labour --
Sciences of religion and culture : France, Britain, Germany --
Social Darwinism, eugenics and race --
3. Community and modernity --
The market and modernity --
Community : the mar, the mir and the guild --
The ethical state --
Nation and state in Germany --
Nationalism and the critique of modernity : myth and charisma --
4. The elusive self --
The burden of freedom --
'Character' --
The flux of experience --
The unconscious --
5. Constructing the self --
Work of art and microcosm --
'Decadence' and 'life' --
The calling and the deed --
6. Immanence, revelation and transcendence --
Incarnation --
Myth and revelation --
The occult.
Series Title: The Yale intellectual history of the West.
Responsibility: J.W. Burrow.
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