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Crisis of Reason European Thought, 1848-1914

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ISBN-10: 0300097182

ISBN-13: 9780300097184

Edition: 2002

Authors: J. W. Burrow

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Burrow examines the impact of science and social thought on European intellectual life prior to World War I. He considers ideas in physics, social evolution and social Darwinism, and anxieties about modernity and personal identity.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

J.W. Burrow was, until his recent retirement, professor of European thought at Oxford University.

List of Illustrations
Prologue: 1848-49: The Disillusionment of the Intellectuals
The Stuff of the World and the Promises of Science
The New Generation
The Conservation of Matter and Energy; Materialist Reductionism
The Enigma of Consciousness and the Impact of Evolution
The Claims of Science: Science as Vocation
The Reaction against Materialism: Phenomenalism, Pragmatism and Pan-psychism
Social Evolution and the Sciences of Culture
A Classified World
Social Evolution as the Division of Labour
Sciences of Religion and Culture: France, Britain, Germany
Social Darwinism, Eugenics and Race
Community and Modernity
The Market and Modernity
Community: The Mark, the Mir and the Guild
The Ethical State
Nation and State in Germany
Nationalism and the Critique of Modernity: Myth and Charisma
The Elusive Self
The Burden of Freedom
The Flux of Experience
The Unconscious
Constructing the Self
Work of Art and Microcosm
'Decadence' and 'Life'
The Calling and the Deed
Immanence, Revelation and Transcendence
Myth and Revelation
The Occult
Epilogue: Avant-garde
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