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The hero in history

Author: Sidney Hook
Publisher: New York : Cosimo Classics, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Hook
ISBN: 9781605203744 1605203742
OCLC Number: 435639673
Notes: Cover copyright by by Cosimo Inc., 2008.
Description: xiv, 273 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The hero as event and problem --
The heroes of thought --
The influence of monarchs --
Social determinism: Hegel and Spencer --
Social determinism: orthodox Marxism --
The framework of heroic action --
"If" in history --
The contingent and the unforeseen --
The eventful man and the event-making man --
The Russian Revolution: a test case --
The hero and democracy --
Law, freedom, and human action.
Responsibility: Sidney Hook.

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