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The Resource Hitler and abductive logic : the strategy of a tyrant, Ben Novak

Hitler and abductive logic : the strategy of a tyrant, Ben Novak

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Hitler and abductive logic : the strategy of a tyrant
Title
Hitler and abductive logic
Title remainder
the strategy of a tyrant
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Ben Novak
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eng
Summary
Adolf Hitler is the greatest mystery of the 20th century, and the mystery surrounding him consists of two unanswered questions that have baffled biographers and historians. First, how did he ever rise to power? Second, who was he really? Hitler had the power to mesmerize crowds as the most dynamic orator of the modern age. Yet, his power was not in his ideas, which he collected from the gutter sheets of Vienna, nor was it in his personality; his biographers describe him as an "unperson" and his character as a "void" and a "black hole." What, then, was the source of his power? Was he a medium or a magician with paranormal powers, as many contemporaries thought? Or did he have a secret or method that has not yet been revealed? Ben Novak spent fourteen years searching for the secret of Hitler's political success and his power as a speaker. Hitler's most astute contemporary observer, Konrad Heiden, who wrote the first objective books on Hitler warning that this man was "the greatest mass{u00AD}disturber in world history," suggested that Hitler's secret lay in his use of "eine eigentiimliche art von Logik,"or a "peculiar form of logic." Beginning with this clue, Novak finds that there is a new form of logic in accordance with Heiden's description and examples that can explain Hitler's phenomenal political success. This new form of logic, called "abduction," was discovered by an American philosopher, Charles Sanders Peirce (1839-1914), who is rapidly becoming America's most well-known philosopher and logician. Abduction is a third form of logic, in addition to deduction and induction. Unlike the other forms of logic, abduction is based on instinct and has a power over emotions. Novak argues that Hitler was the first politician to apply the logic of abduction to politics. This book provides the first coherent account of Hitler's youth that ties together all the known facts, clearly showing the genesis of the strangest and most terrible man of the twentieth century while identifying the power he discovered that allowed him to break out into the world in such a terrifying way. --Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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1943-
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Novak, Ben
Dewey number
943.086092
Index
index present
LC call number
DD247.H5
LC item number
N658 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Heads of state
  • National socialism
  • Ideology
  • Abduction (Logic)
  • Reasoning
  • Heads of state
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Germany
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Hitler and abductive logic : the strategy of a tyrant, Ben Novak
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
The historical problem of Hitler -- The third logic : the background and formal structure of abduction -- The characteristics of abduction -- Abductive logic in literature -- The application of Peirce's theory to unraveling the mystery of Hitler's youth -- The genesis of the Fuehrer : the birth of Hitler's character -- "In that hour it began" -- Closing argument : how did he do it?
Control code
869527404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780739192245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)869527404
Label
Hitler and abductive logic : the strategy of a tyrant, Ben Novak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The historical problem of Hitler -- The third logic : the background and formal structure of abduction -- The characteristics of abduction -- Abductive logic in literature -- The application of Peirce's theory to unraveling the mystery of Hitler's youth -- The genesis of the Fuehrer : the birth of Hitler's character -- "In that hour it began" -- Closing argument : how did he do it?
Control code
869527404
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780739192245
Isbn Type
(cloth : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014004471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)869527404

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