Category: History Of Ideas

CODE : Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy
Open source software is considered by many to be a novelty and the open source movement a revolution. Yet the collaborative creation of knowledge has gone on for as long as humans have been able to communicate. CODE looks at...

15.12.2016

Searching for the State in British Legal Thought : Competing Conceptions of the Public Sphere
Janet McLean explores how the common law has personified the state and how those personifications affect and reflect the state's relationship to bureaucracy, sovereignty and civil society, the development of public law...

21.04.2012

American Legal Realism
A comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the most influential movement in American legal history, and one which remains more than fifty years later the subject of lively debate, this collection of readings, written largely...

12.05.2017

The Resurgence of the Real : Body, Nature and Place in a Hypermodern World
In this insightful,beautifully written work, one of America's most important feminist ecological thinkers reflects on the roots of modernity in Renaissance humanism, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the...

28.07.2017

Feminisms and Internationalism
This book addresses the theme of the history of internationalism in feminist theory and praxis, covering such topics as the historical concept of internationalism within feminism and womena s movements; the nature of historical...

26.05.2017

A Treatise of Orders and Plain Dignities
This was the first English edition of a treatise which influenced French thinkers from its publication in 1610 until the end of the ancien regime. Charles Loyseau's Treatise of Orders and Plain Dignities is the third of...

31.07.2015

Ideology Values and Technology in Political Life
What are the pervasive forces for change in the modern world? Looking back on political,social, and economic upheavals of the past two hundred years, a casual observer might conclude that it has been politics alone. Conversely,...

22.08.2013

Visions of the Social : Society as a Political Project in France, 1750-1950
An essentially contested notion, society is viewed by some as the most important level of human reality, while others deny its existence outright. Taking the example of France between the Enlightenment and the Second World War,...

04.03.2015

Convergence : The Deepest Idea in the Universe
Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist. Various scientific disciplines, despite their very different beginnings, and disparate areas of interest have been coming together over the past...

21.10.2015

Ada's Legacy : Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age
Ada's Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada's...

26.07.2015

Gestalt Psychology in German Culture, 1890-1967 : Holism and the Quest for Objectivity
This is a full-length historical study of Gestalt psychology - an attempt to advance holistic thought within natural science. Holistic thought is often portrayed as a woolly-minded revolt against reason and modern science, but...

17.01.2015

Intelligence Reframed : Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century
Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner has been acclaimed as the most influential educational theorist since John Dewey. His ideas about intelligence and creativity - explicated in such bestselling books as Frames of Mind and ...

10.05.2017

Mathematics: A Concise History and Philosophy
This is a concise introductory textbook for a one-semester (40-class) course in the history and philosophy of mathematics. It is written for mathemat- ics majors, philosophy students, history of science students, and (future)...

12.01.2015

Ethnicity, Pluralism and Race : Race Relations Theory in America Before Myrdal

01.06.2015

The Foundations of Modern Political Thought: Volume 2, The Age of Reformation
A two-volume study of political thought from the late thirteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be both an introduction to...

01.09.2012

The Viennese Students of Civilization : The Meaning and Context of Austrian Economics Reconsidered
This book argues that the work of the Austrian economists, including Carl Menger, Joseph Schumpeter, Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek, has been too narrowly interpreted. Through a study of Viennese politics and culture, it...

05.08.2017

Mechanism of the Heavens
Published in 1831, this work forms part of a collection of introductory volumes suggested by Henry, Lord Brougham and Vaux, the Lord Chancellor, for the Society of the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Due to the exceptional...

03.07.2017

Max Weber and German Politics, 1890-1920
A major work of German historiography, this comprehensive account of Weber's political views and activities reveals that, paradoxically, Weber was at once an ardent liberal and a determined German nationalist and...

05.02.2017

Jung and the Making of Modern Psychology : The Dream of a Science
Occultist, Scientist, Prophet, Charlatan - C. G. Jung has been called all these things and after decades of myth making, is one of the most misunderstood figures in Western intellectual history. This book is the first...

07.02.2014

Poincare and the Three Body Problem
The idea of chaos figures prominently in mathematics today. It arose in the work of one of the greatest mathematicians of the late 19th century, Henri Poincare, on a problem in celestial mechanics: the three body problem. This...

01.07.2017

How We Got to Now : Six Innovations that Made the Modern World
From Steven Johnson, the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, comes How We Got to Now, the companion book to his six-part BBC One television series exploring the power and the legacy of great ideas.How did...

27.12.2013

Capitalism : Competition, Conflict, Crises
Neoclassical economical theory uses aspects of perfect functioning of markets as part of its basic assumptions and introduces imperfections as analysis proceeds forward. Many types of heterodox economics insist on dealing with...

26.08.2017

The Genius Test : Can You Master The World's Hardest Ideas?
Are you clever enough to master the world's hardest ideas? Can you explain Quantum Theory? What is the Higgs Boson? And what are you looking at when you're looking at Modern Art?The Genius Test takes you on a journey...

16.02.2013

Making Sex : Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud
Turning Freud's famous dictum around, Thomas Laqueur posits that destiny is anatomy. Sex, in other words, is an artifice and "Making Sex" tells the story of sex in the west from the ancients to the moderns. The...

27.02.2017

Liberty in the Age of Terror : A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Values
"The means of defence against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." James Madison Our societies, says Anthony Grayling, are under attack not only from the threat of terrorism, but...

28.01.2013