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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., Jacques Barzun


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ISBN-13: 9780231041430
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/15/1976
Edition description: 50th anniversary ed
Pages: 696
Sales rank: 470,430
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.98(h) x 1.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Herman Randall, Jr., is Frederick J. E. Woodbridge Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Columbia University. He is the author of many works in philosophy and intellectual history, among them Aristotle, The Career of Philosophy, Vols. I and II, How Philosophy Uses its Past, Nature and Historical Experience and Philosophy After Darwin: Chapters for The Career of Philosophy, Volume III, and Other Essays, all published by Columbia University Press.

Table of Contents

Book I
The Intellectual Outlook of Medieval Christendom
Chapter I. The Coming of Age of the Western Peoples.
Chapter II. The World as the Scene of the Drama of Salvation
Chapter III. The Chief End of Man-The Enjoyment of Eternal Life
Chapter IV. The Embodiment-The City of God
Chapter V. The Embodiment-Lay Society
Book II
The New world of the Renaissance
Chapter VI. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The Natural Man
Chapter VII. The Religious Reaction-The Revolt from the Medieval Church
Chapter VIII. The Revolt from Feudalism and a Unified Christendom
Chapter IX. The New Interests of the Modern Age-The World of Nature
Chapter X. The New Scene of Human Life
Book III
The Order of Nature-The Development of Thought in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Chapter XI. The Newtonian World-Machine
Chapter XII. The Religion of Reason
Chapter XIII. The Sciences of Man-The Sciences of Human Nature and of Business
Chapter XIV. The Science of Man-The Science of Government
Chapter XV. The Mortality of Reasonableness-Humanitarianism
Book IV
The Growing World-Thought and Aspiration in the Last Hundred Years
Chapter XVI. The Romantic Protest Against the Age of Reason
Chapter XVII. The Conflict of Social Ideals to 1848
Chapter XVIII The World Conceived as a Process of Growth and Evolution
Chapter XIX. The Science of Man in the Growing World
Chapter XX. Religion in the Growing World
Chapter XXI. Philosophic Reactions to the Growing World of Mechanism and Naturalism
Chapter XXII. Social Ideals in the Growing World

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