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The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century Thought


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Gregory Claeys, Georgios Varouxakis, John E. Wilson, Norbert Waszek, Mike Gane, Adam Budd, Keith Tribe, Roger Smith, Wendy Hayden, Saree Makdisi, Norman Vance
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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107042858

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  • The nineteenth century was seemingly a period of great progress. Huge advancements and achievements were made in science, technology and industry that transformed life and work alike. But a growing pride in modernity and innovation was tainted by a sense of the loss of the past and the multiple threats which novelty posed. The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century Thought provides an impressive survey of the period's major ideas and trends. Leading scholars explore some of the most influential concepts and debates within philosophy, history, political thought, economics, religion and the social sciences, as well as feminism and imperialism. Some of these debates continued into the following century and many still remain relevant in the present day. This Companion is an excellent tool for readers seeking to understand the genesis of modern discourse across a range of humanities and social science subjects.

    • Provides an account of nineteenth-century ideas and ideologies and how they underpinned the period's literature and culture
    • A collection of internationally-acclaimed authors offer brief accounts of the most important global debates in social and political thought
    • Restores the nineteenth century to a position of central relevance to the modern day
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    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107042858
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Gregory Claeys
    2. State and individual in political thought Georgios Varouxakis
    3. Remaking theology: orthodoxies and their critics John E. Wilson
    4. Philosophy in the wake of Hegel Norbert Waszek
    5. The origins of the social sciences Mike Gane
    6. Historical methods in Europe and America Adam Budd
    7. Capitalism and its critics Keith Tribe
    8. Individuality, the self, and concepts of mind Roger Smith
    9. Social Darwinism Gregory Claeys
    10. Feminist thought Wendy Hayden
    11. Race and empire in the nineteenth century Saree Makdisi
    12. Patterns of literary transformation Norman Vance.

  • Editor

    Gregory Claeys, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought in the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a specialist in nineteenth-century radicalism and socialism.


    Gregory Claeys, Georgios Varouxakis, John E. Wilson, Norbert Waszek, Mike Gane, Adam Budd, Keith Tribe, Roger Smith, Wendy Hayden, Saree Makdisi, Norman Vance

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