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The Resource At the end of an age, John Lukacs

At the end of an age, John Lukacs

Label
At the end of an age
Title
At the end of an age
Statement of responsibility
John Lukacs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the End of an Age is a reflection on the nature of historical and scientific knowledge. Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, it is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition. While running counter to most of the accepted ideas and doctrines of our time, it offers a compelling framework for understanding history, science, and man's capacity for self-knowledge." "In this work, John Lukacs describes how we in the Western world have now been living through the ending of an entire historical age that began in Western Europe about five hundred years ago. Unlike people during the ending of the Middle Ages or the Roman empire, we can know where we are. But how and what is it that we know?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lukacs, John
Dewey number
121
Index
index present
LC call number
CB430
LC item number
.L85 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Postmodernism
  • Science and civilization
  • Dualism
  • Monism
Label
At the end of an age, John Lukacs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 1. At the end of an age -- Convictions: A personal envoi -- The evolution of "modern" -- Main features of the Modern Age -- Contradictory dualities -- "Post-modern" -- The need to rethink the current idea of "progress" -- 2. The presence of historical thinking -- My vocation -- The historicity of our thinking -- Professional history -- Justice/truth -- The appetite for history -- History and the novel -- History at the end of a historical age
  • 3. The question of scientific knowledge -- Evolution of my doubts -- The history of science -- Cosmological absurdities -- The collapse of determinism -- Darwin, Marx, Freud, Einstein -- The ending of materialism -- 4. An illustration -- The limits of knowledge -- The limits of objectivity -- The limits of definitions -- The limits of mathematics -- The inevitability of relationships -- Inevitable unpredictability -- Insufficient materialism -- The limits of idealism -- 5. At the center of the universe -- Timeliness, and limitations of my argument -- Heisenberg and Duhem -- At the center of the universe -- Conditions of belief -- A necessity for Christians
Control code
47844781
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780300092967
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
At the end of an age, John Lukacs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 1. At the end of an age -- Convictions: A personal envoi -- The evolution of "modern" -- Main features of the Modern Age -- Contradictory dualities -- "Post-modern" -- The need to rethink the current idea of "progress" -- 2. The presence of historical thinking -- My vocation -- The historicity of our thinking -- Professional history -- Justice/truth -- The appetite for history -- History and the novel -- History at the end of a historical age
  • 3. The question of scientific knowledge -- Evolution of my doubts -- The history of science -- Cosmological absurdities -- The collapse of determinism -- Darwin, Marx, Freud, Einstein -- The ending of materialism -- 4. An illustration -- The limits of knowledge -- The limits of objectivity -- The limits of definitions -- The limits of mathematics -- The inevitability of relationships -- Inevitable unpredictability -- Insufficient materialism -- The limits of idealism -- 5. At the center of the universe -- Timeliness, and limitations of my argument -- Heisenberg and Duhem -- At the center of the universe -- Conditions of belief -- A necessity for Christians
Control code
47844781
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780300092967
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001046558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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