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Enlightenment and despair : a history of social theory

Author: Geoffrey Hawthorn
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Hawthorn
ISBN: 0521331013 9780521331012 0521337216 9780521337212
OCLC Number: 13902763
Description: xii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Enlightenment and doubt --
English empiricism and French rationalism --
The problem of man's place: Montesquieu and Rousseau --
Kant's solutions to man's place --
Herder's extension and Kant's objection --
Romanticism --
Reason in history: Hegel --
Hegel supposedly transformed --
Making a necessary history: Marx --
France after the revolution --
A positive solution: Saint-Simon and Comte --
England and utilitariansim --
A positive promise: J.S. Mill --
The evolution of altruism: Hobhouse --
France after 1871 --
Rationalising the republic: Durkheim. Germany after 1871 --
Materialsim and Geist --
Understanding the Reich: Max Weber --
Europe after 1918 --
The United States: liberalism in a vacuum --
Defending slavery and millionaires --
Europe after 1945 --
Germany: old dominations and critical theories --
The decomposition of American thought --
England: a less common sense.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Hawthorn.
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