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A Republic of Letters in the Modern Age

Bradley J. Birzer

in Russell Kirk: American Conservative

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166186
eISBN:
9780813166643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166186.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Kirk’s friendships with Robert Nisbet, Leo Strauss, Flannery O’Connor, Eric Voegelin, and Ray Bradbury. It also tells the disastrous story of Kirk’s creation and editing of a ... More


Kierkegaard: Thinking Christianly in an Existential Mode

Sylvia Walsh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199208357
eISBN:
9780191695728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) was first and foremost a Christian thinker who is perhaps best known for his devastating attack upon Christendom or the established order of his time. Not since Luther ... More


The Wheel of Progress Turns No More

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0040
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The medicine that had developed from the pre-Socratic philosophers of nature and which had gone through a significant development between reality and plausibility now lost its importance. The ... More


Antagonistic Figures

John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens

in Europe and the Islamic World: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter delineates all the forms of antagonism that, at the ideological level, irremediably pitted the Christians and Muslims against each other. The Christians had rejected Islam from its first ... More


Galenism as Trade in Antiques

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0055
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Progress in anatomy in the early modern age was slow and the distancing from Galenic anatomy was gradual. One might object that Galen's knowledge experienced a thorough reacquisition and was further ... More


Hans Blumenberg’s Reoccupational Model: Conceptual Transformation

María Pía Lara

in The Disclosure of Politics: Struggles Over the Semantics of Secularization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162807
eISBN:
9780231535045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162807.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Hans Blumenberg's account of secularization in his book The Legitimacy of the Modern Age. The manuscript was first written in 1966, but following critical responses from Karl ... More


Nostalgia, Spite, and the Truth of Being

Karsten Harries

in Reading Heidegger's Black Notebooks 1931-1941

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034012
eISBN:
9780262334631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034012.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Black Notebooks make clear once again that Being and Time and the question of Being it raised remained the foundation of Heidegger’s thought; they make clear also that by then he was convinced ... More


The Modern Age Matures

William D. Wilkinson

in American Coastal Rescue Craft: A Design History of Coastal Rescue Craft Used by the USLSS and Uscg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033341
eISBN:
9780813039022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033341.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

On January 28, 1915, a bill that concerned merging the U.S. Life-Saving Service with the U.S Revenue Cutter Service became law, and the new organization was referred to as the U.S. Coast Guard. The ... More


Modernity’s Mighty Frame

Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

in The Mightie Frame: Epochal Change and the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190879808
eISBN:
9780190879839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879808.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Although conventional periodization informs The Order of Things, Foucault’s focus was the way we think and when that changes. His “ruptures” are best grasped by considering the efforts of ... More


“Secularization”: Critique of a Category of Historical Illegitimacy (1964)

Hans Blumenberg

in History, Metaphors, Fables: A Hans Blumenberg Reader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501732829
eISBN:
9781501748004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501732829.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter evaluates Hans Blumenberg's interpretation of the modern age, which is thrown into sharper relief in a text that would become the basis for his most famous book, The Legitimacy of the ... More


Liberal Supernaturalism

Louis Jacobs

in Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774587
eISBN:
9781800340305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774587.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes “liberal supernaturalism,” which affirms both belief in God and a rejection of fundamentalism. It focuses on Nahman Krochmal, a pioneer of the Wissen schaft des Judentums ... More


Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren (1930)

John Maynard Keynes

in Revisiting Keynes: Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162494
eISBN:
9780262281331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162494.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

The purpose of this chapter is not to examine the present or the near future, but to dispel short-sighted views and take a look into the future. From the earliest times of which we have record down ... More


Buried Possibility: Adorno and Arendt on Tradition

Gerhard Richter

in Thinking with Adorno: The Uncoercive Gaze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284030
eISBN:
9780823286324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284030.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores instances of the uncoercive gaze in Adorno’s thinking of tradition in relation to that of his allegedly antipodal contemporary, Hannah Arendt. Adorno’s and Arendt’s respective ... More


Infrastructure Financing in the Early Modern Age: The Beginning of a ‘Little Divergence’

Marcella Lorenzini

in Infrastructure Finance in Europe: Insights into the History of Water, Transport, and Telecommunications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713418
eISBN:
9780191781841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713418.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter aims at analysing the financial instruments adopted by different European countries to finance infrastructure in the Early Modern age. Two main patterns of infrastructure provisioning ... More


Pepper Lands

Federico De Romanis

in The Indo-Roman Pepper Trade and the Muziris Papyrus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198842347
eISBN:
9780191878343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842347.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter looks at the pepper-producing lands in ancient India. Broadly speaking, from Antiquity up to the Early Modern Age, South India was the only source of black pepper exported to the west. ... More


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