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British Idealism and Social Explanation: A Study in Late Victorian Thought

Sandra M. den Otter

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206002
eISBN:
9780191676901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206002.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Idealism became the dominant philosophical school of thought in late 19th-century Britain. In this study, the text examines its roots in Greek and German thinking and locates it among the prevalent ... More


Refining Spinoza: Moses Mendelssohn’s Response to the Amsterdam Heretic

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter probes the pioneering if only partial vindication of Spinoza by the Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786), the first Jewish thinker for whom Spinoza served, both ... More


Weimar Philosophy and the Crisis of Historical Thinking

Charles Bambach

in Weimar Thought: A Contested Legacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135106
eISBN:
9781400846788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135106.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the philosophy of history and the so-called crisis of historicism. For proponents of the Weimar “crisis theology,” the breakdown of historical norms and values had led to a ... More


Introduction

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

While many German military historians resist studying operational theory directly in favor of examining the political and cultural efforts necessary to sustain warfare, this introduction argues for a ... More


From 1968 to the Eve of Reunification

Peter M. R. Stirk

in Twentieth-Century German Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622900
eISBN:
9780748652730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622900.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The year 1968, with its student radicalism, seemed in retrospect to mark a turning point in the intellectual history of the Federal Republic. The call for direct democracy seemed to invoke visions of ... More


The Problem of Mathematics in Critical Theory

Matthew Handelman

in The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283835
eISBN:
9780823286270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283835.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This introduction lays out the eclipse of mathematics in Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno’s self-fashioning of critical theory and proposes an alternative paradigm for mathematics in critical ... More


Hegel’s antiquity: Far away, so close

Vered Lev Kenaan

in The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 2 presents the question of the unconscious in the context of the history of nineteenth-century German reflection on the encounter between moderns and ancients. The Hegelian dialectic of ... More


The Mathematical Imagination: On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory

Matthew Handelman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283835
eISBN:
9780823286270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283835.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The Mathematical Imagination is an archaeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the ... More


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