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The Resource The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world, Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world, Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot

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The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world
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The shape of the new
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four big ideas and how they made the modern world
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Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot
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eng
Summary
Authors Montgomery and Chirot make the case that to read the works of the great thinkers is to gain insight into the ideas shape how we think and what we believe. They provide portraits of heirs of the Enlightenment that embodied its highest ideals about progress: Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx. Over time and in the hands of their followers and opponents, their thoughts transformed the nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics. Contradictions in these ideas have been used in the service of brutal systems such as slavery and colonialism; appropriated and twisted by monsters like Stalin and Hitler, and provoked reactions against the Enlightenment's legacy by Islamic Salafists and the Christian Religious Right. Montgomery and Chirot argue that in order to understand the ideological and political conflicts of today, we must familiarize ourselves with the history and internal tensions of these world-changing ideas. With passion and conviction, they compel us to recognize their central importance as historical forces and pillars of the Western humanistic tradition--From p. [2] of cover
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Montgomery, Scott L
Dewey number
904
Index
index present
LC call number
CB358
LC item number
.M66 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Chirot, Daniel
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Smith, Adam
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Marx, Karl
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Intellectual life
  • Philosophy, Modern
  • Freiheit
  • Gleichheit
  • Fortschritt
  • Demokratie
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Zivilisationsprozess
  • Aufklärung
  • Moderne
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The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world, Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-471) 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
Adam Smith: the science of man, morality, and money -- Karl Marx: the tragic consequences of a brilliant theory -- Charles Darwin: struggle and selection in the realm of ideas -- Making democracy: the Jefferson-Hamilton debates -- Counter-enlightenment: from anti-modernism to fascism -- Christian fundamentalism: the politics of God in America -- Purifying Islam: the Muslim reaction against the Western enlightenment -- Conclusion: the power of ideas and the importance of the humanities
Control code
891718764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 492 pages
Isbn
9781400884254
Lccn
2014037906
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
40025044583
System control number
(OCoLC)891718764
Label
The shape of the new : four big ideas and how they made the modern world, Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-471) 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
Adam Smith: the science of man, morality, and money -- Karl Marx: the tragic consequences of a brilliant theory -- Charles Darwin: struggle and selection in the realm of ideas -- Making democracy: the Jefferson-Hamilton debates -- Counter-enlightenment: from anti-modernism to fascism -- Christian fundamentalism: the politics of God in America -- Purifying Islam: the Muslim reaction against the Western enlightenment -- Conclusion: the power of ideas and the importance of the humanities
Control code
891718764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 492 pages
Isbn
9781400884254
Lccn
2014037906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025044583
System control number
(OCoLC)891718764

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