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The Resource The worlds of Positivism : A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930, edited by Johannes Feichtinger, Franz L. Fillafer, Jan Surman, (electronic resource)

The worlds of Positivism : A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930, edited by Johannes Feichtinger, Franz L. Fillafer, Jan Surman, (electronic resource)

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The worlds of Positivism : A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930
Title
The worlds of Positivism
Title remainder
A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930
Statement of responsibility
edited by Johannes Feichtinger, Franz L. Fillafer, Jan Surman
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Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first to trace the origins and significance of positivism on a global scale. Taking their cues from Auguste Comte and John Stuart Mill, positivists pioneered a universal, experience-based culture of scientific inquiry for studying nature and society—a new science that would enlighten all of humankind. Positivists envisaged one world united by science, but their efforts spawned many. Uncovering these worlds of positivism, the volume ranges from India, the Ottoman Empire, and the Iberian Peninsula to Central Europe, Russia, and Brazil, examining positivism’s impact as one of the most far-reaching intellectual movements of the modern world. Positivists reinvented science, claiming it to be distinct from and superior to the humanities. They predicated political governance on their refashioned science of society, and as political activists, they sought and often failed to reconcile their universalism with the values of multiculturalism. Providing a genealogy of scientific governance that is sorely needed in an age of post-truth politics, this volume breaks new ground in the fields of intellectual and global history, the history of science, and philosophy.--
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Feichtinger, Johannes
  • Fillafer, Franz L
  • Surman, Jan
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Springer eBooks
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  • History
  • Europe
  • World history
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy
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The worlds of Positivism : A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930, edited by Johannes Feichtinger, Franz L. Fillafer, Jan Surman, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Particularizing Positivism -- I. Empires of Positivism -- 2. Striking a Chord: The Reception of Comte's Positivism in Colonial India -- 3. Positivism, Revolution and History in Brazil -- 4. Positivism in the Late Ottoman Empire: The "Young Turks" as Mediators and Multipliers -- II. Positive Knowledge and the Making of Positivism -- 5. An Enlightened Path to Positivism? Reflections on the Institutionalization of Science in Bourbon Spain -- 6. Trading Epistemological Insults: "Positive Knowledge" and Natural Science in Germany, 1800–1850 -- 7. The French Philosophical Crisis of the 1860s and the Invention of the "Positivist School" -- III. The Liberal Politics of Science and Society -- 8. Habsburg Positivism: The Politics of Positive Knowledge in Imperial and Post-Imperial Austria, 1804–1938 -- 9. The Contexts of Early Polish Positivisms, 1840s–1900s -- 10. Positivism in Late Tsarist Russia: Its Introduction, Penetration and Diffusion -- IV. Positivist Aftermath -- 11. Positivism in the Northern Peripheries: Generations of Positivist Philosophers in Sweden and Its Neighboring Countries -- 12. Dilthey and Carnap: The Feeling of Life, the Scientific Worldview, and the Elimination of Metaphysics -- 13. Epilogue: The Worlds of Positivism: An Analytical Synopsis
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u424213
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1 online resource (XVI, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
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  • Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319657622
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-65762-2
Other physical details
6 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021805415
Label
The worlds of Positivism : A Global Intellectual history, 1770–1930, edited by Johannes Feichtinger, Franz L. Fillafer, Jan Surman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65762-2
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Particularizing Positivism -- I. Empires of Positivism -- 2. Striking a Chord: The Reception of Comte's Positivism in Colonial India -- 3. Positivism, Revolution and History in Brazil -- 4. Positivism in the Late Ottoman Empire: The "Young Turks" as Mediators and Multipliers -- II. Positive Knowledge and the Making of Positivism -- 5. An Enlightened Path to Positivism? Reflections on the Institutionalization of Science in Bourbon Spain -- 6. Trading Epistemological Insults: "Positive Knowledge" and Natural Science in Germany, 1800–1850 -- 7. The French Philosophical Crisis of the 1860s and the Invention of the "Positivist School" -- III. The Liberal Politics of Science and Society -- 8. Habsburg Positivism: The Politics of Positive Knowledge in Imperial and Post-Imperial Austria, 1804–1938 -- 9. The Contexts of Early Polish Positivisms, 1840s–1900s -- 10. Positivism in Late Tsarist Russia: Its Introduction, Penetration and Diffusion -- IV. Positivist Aftermath -- 11. Positivism in the Northern Peripheries: Generations of Positivist Philosophers in Sweden and Its Neighboring Countries -- 12. Dilthey and Carnap: The Feeling of Life, the Scientific Worldview, and the Elimination of Metaphysics -- 13. Epilogue: The Worlds of Positivism: An Analytical Synopsis
Control code
u424213
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 367 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
  • \
  • Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319657622
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-65762-2
Other physical details
6 illustrations, 1 illustration in color.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021805415

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