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Main currents of Western thought; readings in Western European intellectual history from the Middle Ages to the present.

Author: Franklin L Baumer
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1952.
Series: Borzoi book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats

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Baumer, Franklin L. (Franklin Le Van), 1913-
Main currents of Western thought.
New York, Knopf, 1952
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin L Baumer
OCLC Number: 180906
Description: 699 pages 25 cm.
Contents: Part one. Age of religion --
I. The medieval Christian world-view --
1. Fundamental assumptions --
St. Thomas Aquinas: On the contemplative life --
Statues of New College, Oxford --
St. Augustine: Enchiridion --
St. Thomas Aquinas: On the sacraments and the priesthood --
William Durandus: The symbolism of churches and church ornaments --
2. Aspects of medieval philosophy and cosmology --
St. Augustine: Confessions --
St. Thomas Aquinas: Summa contra Gentiles and Summa Theologica --
Roger Bacon: Opus Majus --
Dionysius the Pseudo-areopagite: The mystical theology --
Dante Alighieri: The banquet --
3. The idea of a Christian society --
John of Salisbury: The statesman's book --
St. Thomas Aquinas: On the governance of rulers --
St. Thomas Aquinas: On heresry --
Dante Alighieri: Of monarchy --
Ramon Lull: The book of the order of chivalry --
4. The theology of history --
Bishop Otto of Freising: The two citites --
II. The Renaissance --
1. Mental conflict --
Francesco Petrarch: My secret --
2. New interests and new emphases --
Vespasiano da Bisticci: Lives of Illustrious men of the fifteenth century --
Giorgio Vasari: The lives of the painters --
Francesco Petrarch: Letters to classical authors --
Pico della Mirandola: Oration on the dignity of man --
Desiderius Erasmus: On the education of children --
Henry Peacham: The complete gentleman --
Leo Battista Alberti: Treatise on painting --
Lionardo Bruni: Concerning the study of literature --
Westminster school time-table --
Niccolo Machiavelli: The discourses on Titus Livy --
Lorenzo Valla: On the forgery of the donation of Constantine --
3. Christian Humanism --
Desiderius Erasmus --
III. The confessional age --
1. First principles of the Protestant Reformation --
The religious experience of Thomas Bilney --
Philip Melanchthon: Common topics --
Martin Luther: On the Babylonian captivity of the Church --
Martin Luther: The papacy at Rome --
2. The Calvanistic system --
John Calvin: Institutes of the Christian religion --
Walter Travers: A directory of church goverment --
The holy community of Northampton, England --
3. Radical Protestantism --
Memno Simons --
Robert Barclay: An apology for the Quakers --
4. The Catholic Reformation --
Ignatius Loyola and Jesuit education --
5. Protestantism and politics --
Richard Hooker: The laws of ecclesiastical polity --
A defense of liberty against tyrants --
6. Persecution and toleration --
Theodore Beza: Life of Calvin --
Leonard Busher: Religion's peace --
Jean Bodin: The republic --
7. Protestantism and capitalism --
John Calvin: Letter on usury --
Richard Baxter: A Christian directory --
Thomas Wilson: A discourse upon usury --
8. The philosophy of history --
Sir Walter Raleigh: The history of the world --
Part two. Age of science --
I. The Scientific Revolution --
1. New focus on intellectual interest --
Bishop Sprat: History of the royal society --
Fontenelle: Eulogies of scientists --
2. The new science --
Michel de Montaigne: Of cannibals --
Joseph Glanvill: Plus ultra, or the progress and advancement of knowledge since the days of Aristotle --
Melchisedech Thevenot: Collection of voyages --
Nicholas Copernicus: Commentariolus --
Roger Cotes: Preface to Sir Isaac Newton's Principia --
William Harvey: On the motion of the heart and blood --
3. Redefinition of knowledge : New goals and methods of science --
Francis Bacon --
Rene Descartes: Discourse on method --
John Locke: Journal --
Bishop Sprat: On style and expression --
Sir William Petty: Tractate on education --
4. The mechanical philosophy --
Fontenelle: plurality of worlds --
Robert Boyle: On the corpuscular philosophy --
Rene Descartes: The principles of philosophy --
Benedict de Spinoza: Ethics demonstrated in the geometrical manner --
Sir Isaac Newton: Optics --
5. Science and religion --
Blaise Pascal --
John Locke: An essay concerning human understanding --
6. Seventeenth-century political theories --
Bishop Bossuet: Politics drawn from the Holy Scriptures --
Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan --
John Milton --
John Locke: A letter concerning toleration --
7. Ancients and moderns --
Fontenelle: Digression on the ancients and moderns --
II. The Enlightenment --
1. Spirit of the Enlightenment --
Voltaire: Letters on the English --
The Encylopedia --
La Chalotais: Essay on national education --
Sir Joshua Reynolds: Discourse on painting --
2. God and nature --
Pierre Bayle: Historical and critical dictionary --
Voltaire: Philosophical dictionary --
David Hume: On miracles --
Baron d'Holbach: The system of nature --
3. Man --
Voltaire: On Pascal --
Claude-Adrien Helvetius: On man --
4. Society --
Voltaire: Philosophical dictionary --
Baron de Montesquieu: The spirit of the laws --
Jean Jacques Rousseau: The social contract --
Marquis de Condorcet: The progress of the human mind --
Dupont de Nemours: On the origin of a science --
Adam Smith: The wealth of nations --
5. The idea of progress --
Joseph Priestley --
Marquis de Condorcet: The progress of the human mind --
III. Bourgeouis century --
1. Romanticism --
Madame de Stael: Germany --
Vicomte de Chateaubriand: The genius of christianity --
William Blake: Annotations to Sir Joshua Reynolds's Discourses --
Edmund Burke: Reflections on the revolution in France --
Friedrich Karl von Savigny: Two schools of legal thought --
Goerg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: Lectures on the philosophy of history --
2. The new enlightenment --
John Stuart Mill: Autobiography --
John Stuart Mill: Bentham --
Auguste Comte: The positive philosophy --
G. H. Lewes: The history of philosophy form Thales to Comte --
Samuel Smiles: self-help --
Joseph Mazzini: On the duties of man --
Herbert Spencer: Social statics --
The Manchester School and International Peace --
Matthew Arnold: Culture and Anarchy --
Friedrich List: National system of political economy --
Chalres Kingsley: Cheap clothes and nasty --
Karl Marx: Capital --
3. The survival of the fittest --
Charles Darwin --
Alfred Russel Wallace: Darwinism --
Thomas Henry Huxley: Evoultion and ethics --
Ernst Haeckel: The riddle of the universe --
Sir Leslie Stephen: An agnostic's apology --
Heinrich von Treitschke: Politics --
Heinrich von Treitschke: First ventures of German colonial policy --
Houston Stewart Chamberlain: Foundations of the nineteenth century --
Sidney Webb: Fabian essays in socialism --
Friedrich Engels: Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science --
Georges Sorel: Reflections on violence --
Part three. Age of anxiety --
1. Aspects of the philosophy of science --
Philipp Frank: On the crisis in science and logical positivism --
Henri Bergson: Creative evolution --
J. S. Haldane: The philosophical basis of biology --
Max Planck: The meaning and limits of exact science --
Max Planck: Religion and natural science --
Alfred North Whitehead: Science and the modern world --
Alfred North Whitehead: Process and reality --
2. The nature of man --
Sigmund Freud: An Outline of Psychoanalysis --
Sigmund Freud: Civilization and its discontents --
3. New social perspectives --
Vladimir Lenin: What is to be done? --
Vladimir Lenin: State and revolution --
Vladimir Lenin: On socialism and religion --
Vladimir Lenin: On ethics --
Joseph Stalin: Dialectical and historical materialism --
Trofim Lysenko: The science of biology today --
Arthur Koestler: Conversion to communism --
Alfredo Rocco: On the political doctrine of fascism --
Benito Mussolini: The doctrine of fascism --
Benito Mussolini: On myth --
Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf --
Alfred Rosenberg: The myth of the twentieth century --
The UNESCO Questionnaire on ideological conflicts concerning democracy --
Winston Churchill: On the congress of Europe --
4. Religious Renaissance --
C. E. M. Joad: God and evil --
Karl Barth: The word of God and the word of man --
Jacquese Maritain: The angelic doctor --
5. Existentialism --
Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism --
6. Progress or decay? --
W. R. Inge: The idea of progress --
Oswald Spengler: The decline of the West --
C. Virgil Gheorghiu: The twenty-fifth hour --
Arnold Toynbee: A study of history.
Series Title: Borzoi book.


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