A Dissertation on the Passions Eine Dissertation ber die Affekte

Author: David Hume
Publisher: Reclam Verlag
ISBN: 3159611337
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David Hume war zeitlebens unzufrieden mit der Breitenwirkung seiner Schriften. Er verfasste deshalb einige Neufassungen seiner Werke, so 1757 mit der »Dissertation on the Passions« eine von Buch II seines berühmten »Treatise of Human Nature«.Inhaltlich geht es um die Entstehung von Gefühlen und Humes Handlungstheorie. Mit bemerkenswerter Kreativität versucht er, die experimentelle Methode der Naturwissenschaften auf den Bereich der menschlichen Gefühlsregungen zu übertragen.Gerade seine Kürzungen lassen dabei die wesentlichen Punkte seiner Affekttheorie schärfer hervortreten. Dies verstand Hume nicht nur als inhaltlichen, sondern vor allem als stilistischen Fortschritt, der jedem Leser zugutekommt.

A Dissertation on the Passions

Author: David Hume
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199251889
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This edition features two famous works by David Hume. In 'A Dissertation on the Passions', Hume sets out his original view of the nature and central role of passion and emotion. 'The Natural History of Religion' is a landmark work in the study of religion as a natural phenomenon.

Writing the Revolution

Author: Raphael Hörmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643901348
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This study investigates German and English revolutionary literary discourse between 1819 and 1848/49. Marked by dramatic socioeconomic transformations, this period witnessed a pronounced transnational shift from the concept of political revolution to one of social revolution. Writing the Revolution engages with literary authors, radical journalists, early proletarian pamphleteers, and political theorists, tracing their demands for social liberation, as well as their struggles with the specter of proletarian revolution. The book argues that these ideological battles translated into competing "poetics of revolution." (Series: Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven - Vol. 10)

Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 1900

Author: Jürgen Backhaus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387329803
Format: PDF
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Friedrich Nietzsche’s influence on the development of modern social sciences has not been well documented. This volume reconsiders some of Nietzsche’s writings on economics and the science of state, pioneering a line of research up to now unavailable in English. The authors intend to provoke conversation and inspire research on the role that this much misunderstood philosopher and cultural critic has played – or should play – in the history of economics.

One for the Thumb the New Steelers Reader

Author: Randy Roberts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780822959458
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A collection of the best sports writing about the fabled franchise, One for the Thumb is the definitive anthology of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Includes the 2005 Super Bowl season. A must-read for all fans of the team and the game of football.

The Moguls and the Dictators

Author: David Welky
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801890446
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This author's analytical approach will be appreciated by historians as well as film buffs. He examines Hollywood's response to the rise of fascism and the beginning of the Second World War. Welky traces the shifting motivations and arguments of the film industry, politicians, and the public as they negotiated how or whether the silver screen would portray certain wartime attributes.

Everything Was Better in America

Author: David Welky
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092813
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As a counterpart to research on the 1930s that has focused on liberal and radical writers calling for social revolution, David Welky offers this eloquent study of how mainstream print culture shaped and disseminated a message affirming conservative middle-class values and assuring its readers that holding to these values would get them through hard times. Through analysis of the era's most popular newspaper stories, magazines, and books, Welky examines how voices both outside and within the media debated the purposes of literature and the meaning of cultural literacy in a mass democracy. He presents lively discussions of such topics as the newspaper treatment of the Lindbergh kidnapping, issues of race in coverage of the 1936 Olympic games, domestic dynamics and gender politics in cartoons and magazines, Superman's evolution from a radical outsider to a spokesman for the people, and the popular consumption of such novels as the Ellery Queen mysteries, Gone with the Wind, and The Good Earth. Through these close readings, Welky uncovers the subtle relationship between the messages that mainstream media strategically crafted and those that their target audience wished to hear.

A Wretched and Precarious Situation In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier

Author: David Welky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254429
Format: PDF
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A Booklist Best Literary Travel Book (2017) and Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book (2016) “A penetrating study of human character in a challenging environment. . . . [David Welky’s] seamless narrative, chilling at times and always thought-provoking, transports the reader to a time when the Arctic was virtually as harsh and inaccessible a place as the Moon or Mars.” —Natural History From a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, famed Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary spots a line of mysterious peaks dotting the horizon. In 1906, he names that distant, uncharted territory “Crocker Land.” Years later, two of Peary’s disciples, George Borup and Donald MacMillan, take the brave steps Peary never did: with a team of amateur adventurers and intrepid native guides, they endeavor to reach this unknown land and fill in the last blank space on the globe. What follows is hardship and mishap the likes of which none of the explorers could possibly have imagined. From howling blizzards and desperate food shortages to crime and tragedy, the explorers experience a remarkable journey of endurance, courage, and hope. Set in one of the world’s most inhospitable places, A Wretched and Precarious Situation is an Arctic tale unlike any other.

America Between the Wars 1919 1941

Author: David Welky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144433896X
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"With the Great Depression, the growth of a consumerist mass culture, the reshaping of government under Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, and intense debates over race and the role of women, the 22 years of peace that spanned America's involvement in two world conflicts was a period of exceptional social, political, economic, and cultural upheaval in the United States. This compact, yet authoritative, collection places over seventy of the most important documents from 1919-1941 in their historical context and offers insights into the American experience during the interwar era and the many developments that were crucial to the creation of present-day United States. Taking in such familiar names as Warren Harding, Charles Lindbergh, and Franklin Roosevelt as well as writings by the ordinary people who had little individual control over the sweeping changes and developments of a tumultuous age, this collection provides coverage of the themes, struggles, and events that characterized the 1920s and 1930s. With photographs and illustrations, end-of-chapter questions, and coverage of topics from new trends in literature to isolationism and the debate over American involvement in World War II, this book invites readers to engage actively in historical interpretation and to gain a thorough understanding of the interplay between social and political forces in the historical developments of the period"--