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What is intellectual history?, Richard Whatmore

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What is intellectual history?
Title
What is intellectual history?
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Richard Whatmore
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Language
eng
Summary
What is intellectual history? Those who practice intellectual history have described themselves as eavesdroppers upon the conversations of the past, explorers of alien ideological worlds, and translators between historic societies and our own, while their critics have often derided them as narrow-mindedly studying the ideas of dead white men. Some consider the discipline to be among the most important in the humanities and social sciences because it facilitates a better understanding of contemporary ideological programmes and facilitates their rational evaluation. In this engaging and refreshing introduction to the field, Richard Whatmore begins by examining the historical development of intellectual history, before dissecting its various methodological debates. He presents various alternative ways in which we should think about intellectual history, as well as presenting his own very clear definition of the field. Drawing on a wide range of historical examples, Whatmore shows how ideas - philosophical, political, religious, scientific, artistic - originated in their historical context and how they were both shaped by, and helped to shape, the societies in which they originated. He ends by casting a critical eye over the current state of intellectual history, and a brief discussion of how it might develop in the future. What is Intellectual History? will become an essential textbook for scholars and students of intellectual history, philosophy, politics, and the humanities.--
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Whatmore, Richard
Dewey number
001.0722
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
What is History?
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What is intellectual history?, Richard Whatmore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-130) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction The identity of intellectual history The history of intellectual history The method of intellectual history The practice of intellectual history The relevance of intellectual history Intellectual history present and future Conclusion Notes Further reading Index
Control code
FIEb17776405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 137 pages
Isbn
9780745644936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)937018615
Label
What is intellectual history?, Richard Whatmore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction The identity of intellectual history The history of intellectual history The method of intellectual history The practice of intellectual history The relevance of intellectual history Intellectual history present and future Conclusion Notes Further reading Index
Control code
FIEb17776405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 137 pages
Isbn
9780745644936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)937018615

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