The Making of the Modern Mind: A Survey of the Intellectual Background of the Present Age / Edition 1

The Making of the Modern Mind: A Survey of the Intellectual Background of the Present Age / Edition 1

by John Herman Randall, Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231041438

ISBN-13: 9780231041430

Pub. Date: 11/15/1976

Publisher: Columbia University Press

From the medieval worldview to the modern outlook, this work presents a sweeping intellectual history in one volume. The emphasis is on ideas in their historical setting, on how modes of thought emerge, grow, influence and react to one another, and die. The result is a grand synthesis of the main currents in western thought, bringing together religion, philosophy,

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From the medieval worldview to the modern outlook, this work presents a sweeping intellectual history in one volume. The emphasis is on ideas in their historical setting, on how modes of thought emerge, grow, influence and react to one another, and die. The result is a grand synthesis of the main currents in western thought, bringing together religion, philosophy, politics, science, economics, literature and the arts, and the social and behavioral sciences- all the diverse systems man has devised in his effort to understand, interpret, and shape human experience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231041430
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/15/1976
Edition description:
50th anniversary ed
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.77(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

IntroductionBook IThe Intellectual Outlook of Medieval ChristendomChapter I. The Coming of Age of the Western Peoples.Chapter II. The World as the Scene of the Drama of SalvationChapter III. The Chief End of Man-The Enjoyment of Eternal LifeChapter IV. The Embodiment-The City of GodChapter V. The Embodiment-Lay SocietyBook IIThe New world of the RenaissanceChapter VI. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The Natural ManChapter VII. The Religious Reaction-The Revolt from the Medieval ChurchChapter VIII. The Revolt from Feudalism and a Unified ChristendomChapter IX. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The World of NatureChapter X. The New Scene of Human LifeBook IIIThe Order of Nature-The Development of Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth CenturiesChapter XI. The Newtonian World-MachineChapter XII. The Religion of ReasonChapter XIII. The Sciences of Man-The Sciences of Human Nature and of BusinessChapter XIV. The Science of Man-The Science of GovernmentChapter XV. The Mortality of Reasonableness-HumanitarianismBook IVThe Growing World-Thought and Aspiration in the Last Hundred YearsChapter XVI. The Romantic Protest Against the Age of ReasonChapter XVII. The Conflict of Social Ideals to 1848Chapter XVIII The World Conceived as a Process of Growth and EvolutionChapter XIX. The Science of Man in the Growing WorldChapter XX. Religion in the Growing WorldChapter XXI. Philosophic Reactions to the Growing World of Mechanism and NaturalismChapter XXII. Social Ideals in the Growing World

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