Political Ideas in the Romantic Age Book

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age


  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400852819

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This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin's inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of his famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty.? Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952, and heavily revised and expanded by Berlin afterward, the book argues that the political ideas of 1760-1830 are still largely ours, down to the language and metaphors they are expressed in. Berlin provides a vivid account of some of the era’s most influential thinkers, including Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Helvetius, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Schelling. Written in Berlin’s characteristically accessible style, this is his longest single text. Distilling his formative early work and containing much that is not to be found in his famous essays, the book is of great interest both for what it reveals about the continuing influence of Romantic political thinking and for what it shows about the development of Berlin’s own influential thought. The book has been carefully prepared by Berlin's longtime editor Henry Hardy, and Joshua L. Cherniss provides an illuminating introduction that sets it in the context of Berlin's life and work.

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age Book

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age


  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Philosophers
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105126899595

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age Excerpt :

'I was exhausted at the end, & yet I am sure that if ever I saw & heard anyone in a true state of inspiration it was then.'So wrote Isaiah Berlin's secretary Lelia Brodersen to a friend in 1952, after hearing one of Berlin's Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. POLITICAL IDEAS IN THE ROMANTIC AGE, written in preparation for these lectures, was heavily revised by Berlin afterwards, though he never brought it to final published form. But it is a work of the greatest interest, both for what Berlin says about his subject and for what it tells us about his own intellectual development. It is the only text he ever wrote in which he laid out in one connected account most of his key insights about the history of ideas in the period which he made his own - the 'romantic age'- the bridge between the eighteenth and ninetheenth centuries. This is also the mine from which Berlin quarried many of his well-known later publications, including 'Two Concepts of Liberty', 'Historical Inevitability' and his essays on Vico and Herder; the continuities and changes that appear when the earlier and later versions of his ideas are compared throw new light on his thought. Written in Berlin's characteristically accessible style, the book also contains much that is not to be found elsewhere in his writings. It is a distillate of his formative early work in the history of ideas, and the longest continuous text he ever wrote. The often problematic script left by Berlin has been edited for publication by Henry Hardy. Joshua Cherniss contributes an introduction setting the work in its context in Berlin's life and work, and a bibliography of related works by Berlin and others.

Political Romanticism Book

Political Romanticism


  • Author : Carl Schmitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351498692

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A pioneer in legal and political theory, Schmitt traces the prehistory of political romanticism by examining its relationship to revolutionary and reactionary tendencies in modern European history. Both the partisans of the French Revolution and its most embittered enemies were numbered among the romantics. During the movement for German national unity at the beginning of the nineteenth century, both revolutionaries and reactionaries counted themselves as romantics. According to Schmitt, the use of the concept to designate opposed political positions results from the character of political romanticism: its unpredictable quality and lack of commitment to any substantive political position. The romantic person acts in such a way that his imagination can be affected. He acts insofar as he is moved. Thus an action is not a performance or something one does, but rather an affect or a mood, something one feels. The product of an action is not a result that can be evaluated according to moral standards, but rather an emotional experience that can be judged only in aesthetic and emotive terms. These observations lead Schmitt to a profound reflection on the shortcomings of liberal politics. Apart from the liberal rule of law and its institution of an autonomous private sphere, the romantic inner sanctum of purely personal experience could not exist. Without the security of the private realm, the romantic imagination would be subject to unpredictable incursions. Only in a bourgeois world can the individual become both absolutely sovereign and thoroughly privatized: a master builder in the cathedral of his personality. An adequate political order cannot be maintained on such a tolerant individualism, concludes Schmitt.

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism Book

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism


  • Author : Paul Hamilton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-14
  • Genre: Romanticism
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199696383

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The Oxford Handbook to European Romanticism is a guide to European Romanticism written for an English-speaking audience. It finishes with a chapter on the European Romantic attitude to Britain. The authors are all expert in the original languages of the writers and topics which they discuss. European Romanticism sits in an epochal period full of historical excitement, beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the uprisings of 1848 acrossEurope. It witnessed what was arguably the first world war, against Napoleon, and the post-Napoleonic settlement at the Congress of Vienna which shaped the Europe which lasted until the Great War. Germany'sgreatest writer, Goethe, and Russia's, Pushkin, lived during this time. Other writers from different countries are comparably important - Mme de Staël, the founder of the sociology of literature and the original cultural commentator in her book On Germany; Giacomo Leopardi, the second greatest Italian poet after Dante; Victor Hugo, greates French writer of the 19th century, hélas, and many others.

The Roots of Romanticism Book

The Roots of Romanticism


  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 0691086621

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One of the century's most influential philosophers assesses a movement that changed the course of history in this unedited transcript of his 1965 Mellon lecture series. "Exhilaratingly thought-provoking".--"Times London".

National Romanticism  The Formation of National Movements Book

National Romanticism The Formation of National Movements


  • Author : Balazs Trencsenyi
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN 10 : 9789637326608

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This is the second in a series of four volumes, presenting the most important texts that triggered and shaped the processes of nation-building in Central and Southeast Europe. The series aims to integrate the history of these cultures with that of general European civilization. Thus it counteracts the habit whereby European intellectual phenomena and historical movements are generally analyzed where they originated and experienced their earliest and most intensive development, while the peculiar manifestations of these currents in the 'Other Europe' are neglected.

British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason Book

British Romanticism and the Critique of Political Reason


  • Author : Timothy Michael
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN 10 : 9781421418032

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What role should reason play in the creation of a free and just society? Can we claim to know anything in a field as complex as politics? And how can the cause of political rationalism be advanced when it is seen as having blood on its hands? These are the questions that occupied a group of British poets, philosophers, and polemicists in the years following the French Revolution. Timothy Michael argues that much literature of the period is a trial, or a critique, of reason in its political capacities and a test of the kinds of knowledge available to it. For Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Burke, Wollstonecraft, and Godwin, the historical sequence of revolution, counter-revolution, and terror in France—and radicalism and repression in Britain—occasioned a dramatic reassessment of how best to advance the project of enlightenment. The political thought of these figures must be understood, Michael contends, in the context of their philosophical thought. Major poems of the period, including The Prelude, The Excursion, and Prometheus Unbound, are in this reading an adjudication of competing political and epistemological claims. This book bridges for the first time two traditional pillars of Romantic studies: the period’s politics and its theories of the mind and knowledge. Combining literary and intellectual history, it provides an account of British Romanticism in which high rhetoric, political prose, poetry, and poetics converge in a discourse of enlightenment and emancipation.

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age Book

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age


  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-05-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691158440

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age Excerpt :

This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin's inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of his famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty.? Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952, and heavily revised and expanded by Berlin afterward, the book argues that the political ideas of 1760-1830 are still largely ours, down to the language and metaphors they are expressed in. Berlin provides a vivid account of some of the era’s most influential thinkers, including Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Helvetius, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Schelling. Written in Berlin’s characteristically accessible style, this is his longest single text. Distilling his formative early work and containing much that is not to be found in his famous essays, the book is of great interest both for what it reveals about the continuing influence of Romantic political thinking and for what it shows about the development of Berlin’s own influential thought. The book has been carefully prepared by Berlin's longtime editor Henry Hardy, and Joshua L. Cherniss provides an illuminating introduction that sets it in the context of Berlin's life and work.

The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin Book

The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin


  • Author : Joshua Cherniss
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107138506

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The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin Excerpt :

Isaiah Berlin remains one of the seminal political philosophers of the twentieth century. This book explains his enduring relevance as we face the challenges of the twenty-first.

Personal Impressions Book

Personal Impressions


  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-06-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448155477

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This enthusiastically received collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciation of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world - sometimes in both. The names of many of them are familiar - Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, L. B. Namier, J. L. Austin, Maurice Bowra. With the exception of Roosevelt he met them all, and he knew many of them well. For this new edition four new portraits have been added, including recollections of Virginia Woolf and Edmund Wilson. The volume ends with a vivid and moving account of Berlin's meetings in Russia with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova in 1945 and 1956.

The Cultural Politics of Analytic Philosophy Book

The Cultural Politics of Analytic Philosophy


  • Author : Thomas L. Akehurst
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-10-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441109842

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The Cultural Politics of Analytic Philosophy examines three generations of analytic philosophers, who between them founded the modern discipline of analytic philosophy in Britain. The book explores how philosophers such as Bertrand Russell, A.J. Ayer, Gilbert Ryle and Isaiah Berlin believed in a link between German aggression in the twentieth century and the nineteenth-century philosophy of Hegel and Nietzsche. Thomas L. Akehurst thus identifies in this political critique of continental philosophy the origins of the hugely significant faultline between analytic and continental thought, an aspect of twentieth-century philosophy that is still poorly understood. The book also uncovers a tripartite alliance in British analytic philosophy, between nation, political virtue and philosophical method. In revealing this structure behind the assumptions of certain analytical thinkers, Akehurst challenges the conventional wisdom that sees analytic philosophy as a semi-detached narrowly academic pursuit. On the contrary, this important book suggests that the analytic philosophers were espousing a national philosophy, one they believed operated in harmony with British thinking and the British values of liberty and tolerance.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era  1760   1850 Book

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850


  • Author : Christopher John Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135455798

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Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850 Excerpt :

In 850 analytical articles, this two-volume set explores the developments that influenced the profound changes in thought and sensibility during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth century. The Encyclopedia provides readers with a clear, detailed, and accurate reference source on the literature, thought, music, and art of the period, demonstrating the rich interplay of international influences and cross-currents at work; and to explore the many issues raised by the very concepts of Romantic and Romanticism.

Is Political Philosophy Impossible  Book

Is Political Philosophy Impossible


  • Author : Jonathan Floyd
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107086050

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A major new statement on how we do, and we ought to do, political philosophy.

What s the Point of Political Philosophy  Book

What s the Point of Political Philosophy


  • Author : Jonathan Floyd
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509524228

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Idiots burn books for the same reason philosophers write them – they matter. But why exactly do political philosophy books matter, not to mention the hundreds of articles published every year? In part because they are interesting, but also because they are influential. They are mind-altering and, in turn, world-altering. Political philosophers write their books for the same reason political revolutionaries read them – they change the world. In this short and original book, Jonathan Floyd explains three things: what political philosophy is, how you can do it, and why you might want to. Accessibly written for those coming to the subject for the first time, it is also a must-read for scholars whose research takes in the nature, methods, and purposes of their field. It is also a must-burn for anyone who dreams of a dumber, thicker, less enlightened world.