The Austrian Mind: An Intellectual and Social History, 1848-1938

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University of California Press, 23 de març 1983 - 515 pàgines
Part One of this book shows how bureaucracy sustained the Habsburg Empire while inciting economists, legal theorists, and socialists to urge reform. Part Two examines how Vienna's coffeehouses, theaters, and concert halls stimulated creativity together with complacency. Part Three explores the fin-de-siecle world view known as Viennese Impressionism. Interacting with positivistic science, this reverence for the ephemeral inspired such pioneers ad Mach, Wittgenstein, Buber, and Freud. Part Four describes the vision of an ordered cosmos which flourished among Germans in Bohemia. Their philosophers cultivated a Leibnizian faith whose eventual collapse haunted Kafka and Mahler. Part Five explains how in Hungary wishful thinking reinforced a political activism rare elsewhere in Habsburg domains. Engage intellectuals like Lukacs and Mannheim systematized the sociology of knowledge, while two other Hungarians, Herzel and Nordau, initiated political Zionism. Part Six investigates certain attributes that have permeated Austrian thought, such as hostility to technology and delight in polar opposites.
 

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Johnston makes a concerted effort to leave absolutely no stone unturned. He begins with a brief adumbration of the history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, emphasizing its frivolity, decadence, and ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Introduction
1
PART ONE From Baroque to Biedermeier
11
The Emperor and His Court
30
Privilege
39
An Empire of Bureaucrats
45
Economists as Bureaucrats
76
Disinherited Heir
82
Legal Theorists
88
Freud and Vienna
238
PART FOUR 18 Marcionists at Prague
265
The Leibnizian Vision of Harmony
274
Franz Brentano and His Followers
290
Last Exponents of the Leibnizian
308
Aristocrats as Philanthropists
318
PART FIVE 24 Institutions and Intellectuals in Hungary
335
A Modernizing City in a Semifeudal Nation
342

Pioneer of Scientific Crime Detection
94
Musicians and Music Critics
128
Devotees of the Visual Arts
141
Critics of Aestheticism
156
PART THREE 11 Fascination with Death
165
Death as Refuge Suicides by Austrian Intellectuals
174
Philosophers of Language
196
Philosophers of Dialogue
214
Freud and Medicine
221
Utopians from Hungary
357
Film Critics
380
Soothsayers
389
Modernity Duplicity Spurs Creativity
396
Notes
405
Bibliography
475
Index
497
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Sobre l'autor (1983)

William M. Johnston is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Massachusettes, Amherst.

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