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Facing Facts

Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

David E. Shi

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.001.0001

This book provides a history of the rise of realism in American culture. It captures the character and sweep of this all-encompassing movement—ranging from Winslow Homer to the rise of the Ash Can ... More

Conceptualizing the State

Conceptualizing the State: Innovation and Dispute in British Political Thought 1880-1914

James Meadowcroft

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206019
eISBN:
9780191676918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206019.001.0001

This book is concerned with the way in which the concept of the state was invoked in British political argument between 1880 and 1914. Its central claim is that the decades bracketing the turn of the ... More

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic

Max Weber and The Protestant Ethic: Twin Histories

Peter Ghosh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702528
eISBN:
9780191772214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702528.001.0001

This book presents a new portrait of Max Weber, one of the most prestigious social theorists in recent history, using his most famous work, The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism, as its ... More

Edmund Burke, Volume II

Edmund Burke, Volume II: 1784-1797

F. P. Lock

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199541539
eISBN:
9780191701238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541539.001.0001

This is the concluding volume of a biography of Edmund Burke, a key figure in eighteenth-century British and Irish politics and intellectual life. Covering the years 1784–97, its leading themes are ... More

In Search of Human Nature

In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Carl N. Degler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.001.0001

Giving an historical perspective on the changes in scientific thought over the last 100 years, this book explores the study of social evolution and the ongoing search for human nature. The book ... More

Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution - Revisited

Christopher Hill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206682
eISBN:
9780191677274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206682.001.0001

This is a revised edition of an examination of the motivations behind the English Revolution and Civil War first published in 1965. In addition to the text of the original, the book includes thirteen ... More

The Anti-Journalist

The Anti-Journalist: Karl Kraus and Jewish Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Paul Reitter

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709703
eISBN:
9780226709727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709727.001.0001

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, Karl Kraus created a bold new style of media criticism, penning incisive satires that elicited both admiration and outrage. Kraus' spectacularly hostile critiques often ... More

Enlightenment Contested

Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Jonathan I. Israel

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.001.0001

The author presents the first major reassessment of the Western Enlightenment for a generation. Continuing the story he began in Radical Enlightenment, and now focusing his attention on the first ... More

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History

Darrin M. McMahon and Samuel Moyn (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199769230
eISBN:
9780199388875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769230.001.0001

This book is a collection of essays by leading practitioners of modern European intellectual history, reflecting on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of the field. The essays each ... More

Edmund Burke, Volume I

Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

F.P. Lock

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.001.0001

Edmund Burke (1730–1797) was one of the most profound, versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century. Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to ... More

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