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Living With Difference

Charles Taylor

in Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on American Politics, Law, and Public Philosophy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294962
eISBN:
9780191598708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294964.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

There is a way of going about arbitrating a difference, not by finding a procedural principle, which will adjudicate it once and for all, but by confronting the identity needs and the demands of ... More


The Birth of the Language of Nationalism

Maurizio Viroli

in For Love of Country: An Essay On Patriotism and Nationalism

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293583
eISBN:
9780191600289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293585.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Focuses on the emergence of German nationalist theories that prioritized the spiritual and cultural unity of a nation over the political liberty of the ancients. Herder stressed the cultural unity of ... More


Conclusion

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This conclusion discusses the fate of Michaelis’s classical project, its reception among figures like Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried Herder, and Johann Georg Hamann. It also evaluates ... More


Politics

Robert B. Louden

in The World We Want: How and Why the Ideals of the Enlightenment Still Elude Us

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195321371
eISBN:
9780199869787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321371.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter analyzes a number of nationalist statements in Enlightenment political thought. Although the most ardent voices of late 18th-century nationalism are themselves not always viewed as ... More


Setting the Scene: A Brief Outline of Histories of Israel

J. W. ROGERSON

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents a brief outline of the history of ancient Israel, starting with Humphrey Prideaux's The Old and New Testament connected, in the History of the Jews, and neighbouring nations; ... More


The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Michael L. Frazer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390667
eISBN:
9780199866687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Although known as “the age of reason,” the eighteenth century was actually an era in which many leading moral and political philosophers placed equal emphasis on feeling. While Enlightenment ... More


Cultural Identity and Political Ethics

Paul Gilbert

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623877
eISBN:
9780748671991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623877.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is a reflection upon a contemporary world in which people's identities are increasingly invoked in support of political claims which often lead to acrimony and violence. It asks what ... More


Intellectual Background

Monika Baár

in Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199581184
eISBN:
9780191722806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581184.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 4, ‘Intellectual Background’, attempts to reconstruct the intellectual background which informed the historians' mindset and argues that the vantage point of such study must be their own ... More


Conrad and History

Richard Niland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This work examines the philosophy of history and the subject of the nation in the literature of Joseph Conrad. It explores the importance of nineteenth-century Polish Romantic philosophy in Conrad's ... More


Herder’s Pluralist Sentimentalism

Michael L. Frazer

in The Enlightenment of Sympathy: Justice and the Moral Sentiments in the Eighteenth Century and Today

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390667
eISBN:
9780199866687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390667.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While rationalist reflection can derive a single set of authoritative standards from a universal faculty of reason, sentimentalism must assume an implausible degree of uniformity among the contingent ... More


History and Nation: Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes

Richard Niland

in Conrad and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580347
eISBN:
9780191722738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580347.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Conrad's major political novels, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes, examining Conrad's politics in the context of nineteenth century philosophies of ... More


The Invention of National Languages

Otto Dann

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the second half of the eighteenth century, a qualified kind of ethnogenesis can be observed among the educated classes of the Western world. In the course of their social emancipation a new ... More


The Debates about Universal History and National History, c. 1800: A Problem-oriented Historical Attempt*

Hans Erich Bödeker

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Friedrich Rühs outlined the problems in the complicated relationship between national history and universal history around 1800. The change in theory from universal to national history, from the ... More


The Mountain and the Territoriality of the Modern State

Bernard Debarbieux, Gilles Rudaz, and Martin F. Price

in The Mountain: A Political History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226031118
eISBN:
9780226031255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031255.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter focuses on the role given to mountain areas and topography in the making of territory of modern states. It especially examines the birth and spreading of the idea that mountains could ... More


Herder's Historicism, its Genesis and Development

Frederick C. Beiser

in The German Historicist Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199691555
eISBN:
9780191731839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is a close study of the origins and development of Herder's views on history. It treats Herder's early views on aesthetics, religion and anthropology insofar as they form the background ... More


The Struggle with Time: The Temporalization and Politicization of Roman Antiquity in the Works of the German Romantics

Helge Jordheim

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the reception of Ancient Rome in the works of German Romanticism, in the broad sense, analogous to what is often called the Kunstperiode (Heine) or simply the Goethezeit ... More


Race and Its Discontents in the Enlightenment

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter surveys some of the more important developments in the history of the concept of race in eighteenth-century Germany. It reveals an inconsistency between the desire to make taxonomic ... More


Influences of Enlightenment and Romanticism, 1800–1820s

Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

in The German Myth of the East: 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546312
eISBN:
9780191720338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546312.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter reveals the multivalent potential of Enlightenment ideas and Romantic orientations in German thinking about Eastern Europe in the early 19th century. The profoundly important message of ... More


Herder and Kant on History: Their Enlightenment Faith

Allen Wood

in Metaphysics and the Good: Themes from the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199542680
eISBN:
9780191715396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542680.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Johann Gottfried Herder was an important philosopher of history. He was also a student of Immanuel Kant, whose views on history are less well-known, but were developed — as were Herder's — in the ... More


Recurrence

Gordon Graham

in The Shape of the Past: A Philosophical Approach to History

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192892553
eISBN:
9780191670619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892553.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

According to the philosopher Lurcretius, ‘Some races wax and other wane’. The history of the world, at any one point in its past, has seen remarkable civilizations of which there is hardly any trace ... More


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