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Weimar thought : a contested legacy

Author: Peter Eli Gordon; John P McCormick
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During its short lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unprecedented flowering of achievements in many areas, including psychology, political theory, physics, philosophy, literary and cultural criticism, and the arts. Leading intellectuals, scholars, and critics--such as Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Bloch, Bertolt Brecht, and Martin Heidegger--emerged during this time to become the foremost  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Eli Gordon; John P McCormick
ISBN: 9780691135106 069113510X 9780691135113 0691135118
OCLC Number: 812791714
Description: vi, 451 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Weimar thought : continuity and crisis / Peter E. Gordon and John P. McCormick --
Weimar sociology / David Kettler and Colin Loader --
Weimar psychology : holistic visions and trained intuition / Mitchell G. Ash --
Legal theory and the Weimar crisis of law and social change / John P. McCormick --
The legacy of Max Weber in Weimar political and social theory / Dana Villa --
Kulturphilosophie in Weimar modernism / John Michael Krois --
Weimar philosophy and the fate of neo-Kantianism / Frederick Beiser --
Weimar philosophy and the crisis of historical thinking / Charles Bambach --
Weimar theology : from historicism to crisis / Peter E. Gordon --
Method, moment, and crisis in Weimar science / Cathryn Carson --
Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Weimar criticism / Michael Jennings --
Writers and politics in the Weimar Republic / Karin Gunnemann --
Aesthetic fundamentalism in Weimar poetry : Stefan George and his circle, 1918-1933 / Martin A. Ruehl --
Weimar film theory / Sabine Hake --
The politics of art and architecture at the Bauhaus, 1919-1933 / John V. Maciuika --
Aby Warburg and the secularization of the image / Michael P. Steinberg --
Eastern wisdom in an era of western despair : orientalism in 1920s Central Europe / Susanne Marchand --
Weimar femininity : within and beyond the law / Tracie Matysik --
The Weimar left : theory and practice / Martin Jay --
The aftermath : reflections on the culture and ideology of national socialism / Anson Rabinbach --
Weimar thought : a chronology.
Responsibility: edited by Peter E. Gordon and John P. McCormick.

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During its short lifespan, the Weimar Republic (1918-33) witnessed an unprecedented flowering of achievements in many areas, including psychology, political theory, physics, philosophy, literary and  Read more...

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"By seeking understanding and refraining from evaluative synthesis, every contribution in this volume prompts the reader to reflect on lessons of Weimar in light of the present social, political, and Read more...

 
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