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Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Martin Wight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Wight saw the philosophy of International Politics—his ‘International Theory’—as the interaction and interweaving of three traditions—Realism, Rationalism, and Revolutionism. Here, he takes the ... More


Kant: 22 April 1724–12 February 1804

Martin Wight

in Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Kant was the greatest of modern philosophers. He held that we have knowledge of the phenomenal world alone; of the realm of the noumenal we have only moral experience. But he had moral passion in his ... More


Mazzini: 22 June 1805–10 March 1872

Martin Wight

in Four Seminal Thinkers in International Theory: Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, and Mazzini

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273676
eISBN:
9780191602771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273677.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Mazzini was a nationalist, a revolutionary, and a romantic. Although an ex-Catholic, he was deeply sympathetic to religion. He saw progress as the law of God, and duty as what man owed to God. He was ... More


Conforming, Rebelling: December 1872–December 1891

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on Angell's family, his respect for his father (a successful shopkeeper and Conservative councillor), his secularist reaction against his mother's evangelical faith, his ... More


Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Peter Starr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Nothing says more about a culture than the way it responds to deeply traumatic events. The Reign of Terror, America's Civil War, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Kennedy assassination, ... More


The Revolutionizing of the Revolution

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1792, the French Revolution became a thing in itself, an uncontrollable force that might eventually spend itself but which no one could direct or guide. The governments set up in Paris in the ... More


The Survival of the Revolution in France

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details events in 1973, when the issue for France and the world was whether revolution or counter-revolution should prevail. In every country where the government was at war with the ... More


Revolution: Thesis and Antithesis

Ofra Bengio

in Saddam's Word: The Political Discourse in Iraq

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195114393
eISBN:
9780199854523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195114393.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter introduces revolutionism and its part in the political life of Iraqis. The chapter also looks at important expressions born out of a string of events, expressions such as thawra ... More


“Revolutionarily Yours”: The New World, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Making of Liberal Foreign Policy

Neil Smith

in American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the creation of liberal foreign policy. The Council was established directly out of the deliberations in Paris, and reveals that ... More


The Frontline: Valentino, Pablo Moses, and Caribbean Organic Philosophy in the Seventies (2003)

Brian Meeks

in Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781628461213
eISBN:
9781626740679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461213.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter exposes the sporadic yet barely recorded struggle for the hegemony of ideas in the radical Caribbean movement of the seventies. The resilience of the Caribbean revolutionary movement was ... More


Of Dream and Snake: He Qifang, Feng Zhi, and Born-Again Lyricism

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the metamorphosis of Feng Zhi and He Qifeng, two of the most important Chinese modernist poets, during the 1940s and 1950s in terms of “born-again” lyricism. Its religious ... More


Trials of the Early Republic

in Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773119
eISBN:
9780804777766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773119.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the secularist policies of the early republican governments. The policies of the early republic left “former” ulema with difficult questions and tough choices. Particularly ... More


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