The Crisis of Reason: European Thought, 1848-1914

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This elegantly written book explores the history of ideas in Europe from the revolutions of 1848 to the beginning of the First World War. Broader than a straight survey, deeper and richer than a textbook, this work seeks to place the reader in the position of an informed eavesdropper on the intellectual conversations of the past. J. W. Burrow first outlines the intellectual context of the mid-nineteenth century, using ideas taken from physics, social evolution, and social Darwinism, and anxieties about modernity and ...

The Crisis of Reason: European Thought, 1848-1914 2002, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300097184

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