history of ideas

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history of ideas

an interdisciplinary approach to the historical study of ideas which seeks to overcome the fragmentation of study in the modern history of thought (e.g. separate histories of sociology, science, philosophy, literature, etc.). The approach stresses the importance of study which focuses on the interrelationships between ideas in different disciplines (e.g. ideas like ‘nature’ or naturalism’ which have importance across contexts).
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This quote echoed widely after being used by the British philosopher and historian of ideas Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) in his essay on Leo Tolstoy (1, 2).
In 2002, the French historian of ideas Daniel Lindenberg launched an attack on the neo-republicans, calling them "neo-reactionaries.
Author James Turner is a broad-based humanities scholar and historian of ideas.
In the second chapter, "Purity versus Universality: Anabaptism and the Reformation," Friesen subtly shows that while he is a scientific historian in the tradition of Leopold von Ranke (who is mentioned), he is also a capable historian of ideas in the tradition of Herbert Butterfield or Quentin Skinner (who are not mentioned).
The earliest ones provide an undeniable interest for the historian of ideas, plunging readers into the intellectual context of the mid-to-late 1960s.
During these years he turned a number of his lengthy essays into books, including studies of Burke, Diderot, Voltaire, and Rousseau, which together attest to Morley's formidable capacities as a historian of ideas.
One of the unfortunate divides in contemporary scholarship is that between the historian of ideas and the "pure" philosopher.
To say that Eco is as much a historian of ideas as a novelist isn't a cute way of denigrating the literary quality of his novels, which sometimes sparkle with genius.
Kloppenberg, a Harvard historian of ideas, argues that Obama is the product of three developments in American history: the incomplete nature of American democracy, philosophical pragmatism, and the intellectual upheaval in American universities in the 1960s and 1970s.
This festschrift for the eminent historian of ideas, Marcia Colish, reflects both the breadth of her interests and the profound scholarship of her work.
I am an economist, not an historian of ideas, so I naturally wish Muller had spent a little time dissecting the notion of "usury.
In 1950 he moved back to All Souls where he could begin his career as an historian of ideas, a field in which he was to flourish over the succeeding decades.