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FORGOTTEN HISTORIES AND UNCERTAIN LEGACIES

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter offers a substantial reevaluation of Hanslick's work by situating it at the center of late 19th-century debates about the future of the discipline he helped to found. Hired by the ... More


History Writing as Reconstruction: The Beginnings of Holocaust Research from the Perspective of Its Victims

Laura Jockusch

in Collect and Record!: Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199764556
eISBN:
9780199979578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764556.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Historiography

The conclusion examines similarities and differences among the featured commissions and documentation centers and evaluates their importance for Holocaust studies. It argues that part of the reason ... More


Life: Genesis of a Metaphysical Paradigm

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Examines the emergence and the metaphysical meaning of “autonomous life” in the fields of philosophy (Kant, Fichte, Schelling) and of biology (from Darwin to Dawkins), then explaining where, why and ... More


Darwinism: How Much Does It Explain?

David Fergusson

in Faith and Its Critics: A Conversation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199569380
eISBN:
9780191702051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569380.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the scope of neo-Darwinism in relation to the history of life on earth, and asks whether its explanatory power can extend to religious belief and activity. First, it discusses ... More


Introduction

Dipesh Chakrabarty

in The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of Truth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226100449
eISBN:
9780226240244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240244.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Introduction explains why and how this book came to be written and introduces Sarkar and Sardesai, the two main historians at the center of the narrative. It situates their historiographical ... More


Sexuality and Sexual Orientation: Learning or Biology?

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter reviews the various theories that have been advanced to explain homosexuality from an environmental perspective and shows why these theories, although they are still widespread, are not ... More


Curriculum Reforms in World War II Chicago

Ian Rocksborough-Smith

in Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041662
eISBN:
9780252050336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041662.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Chicago, many African American pubic-history activists initially connected their work to struggles for racial justice partly in the tradition of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and ... More


Modernity: The Threshold of Autonomy

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the emergence and the meaning of “autonomy” in modern philosophy, by paying special attention to the Kantian turn and its aftermath.


Us: On the Use and Abuse of Life for History

Davide Tarizzo

in Life: A Modern Invention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780816691593
eISBN:
9781452958835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691593.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Considers the repercussions of such a metaphysical framework in political history, with special emphasis on Nazism and contemporary trends in political theory and practices


“Towards a Nomothetic Paleontology”: The MBL Model and Stochastic Paleontology

David Sepkoski

in Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The study and modeling of the history of diversity over time motivated a methodological question: how reliable is the fossil record, and how can that reliability be tested? These problems became the ... More


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