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Journal of the History of Ideas
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ISSN (Print) 0022-5037 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3222
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  • Historical Approaches to Epistemic Authority: The Case of Neoplatonism
    • Abstract: "Authority" is a term widely used by scholars in fields ranging from sociology to political studies, the humanities, and philosophy. In the study of ancient philosophy, the concept of epistemic authority refers often to the philosophical authority granted to certain figures, particularly the school founders of the respective traditions, such as Plato for Platonism and Epicurus for Epicureanism. Although application of the term "authority" is certainly justified in this context, what it is intended to mean often remains obscure. Moreover, in the history of philosophy there is hardly any reflection on the phenomenon of epistemic authority and what it actually implies.This article aims to show how a philosophical ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Localizing Dewey's Notions of Democracy and Education: A Journey across
           Configurations in Latin America
    • Abstract: This paper will discuss, from a historical perspective, how John Dewey's ideas on democracy and education circulated in Latin America from the beginning of the twentieth century through the "long 1960s" (1958–1974) amid dynamic interplay between the local, the regional, and the supranational. These interplays generated social and political configurations containing shared spaces, whose examination could help clarify why various groups of religious leaders, intellectuals, politicians, union leaders, and educators found in eclectic readings of Dewey's educational theory, often, as Gonzalo Jover describes it, "depragmatized" ways to organize their thinking and actions in their encounters with modernity.1 The long ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Practices of Intellectual Labor in the Republic of Letters: Leibniz and
           Edward Bernard on Language and European Origins
    • Abstract: While reading Wilhelm Ernst Tentzel's Monatliche Unterredungen in 1691, Leibniz came across a discussion of Edward Bernard's Etymologicon Britannicum. Published in 1689 as an appendix to George Hickes's grammar of Anglo-Saxon and Gothic, Bernard's glossary comprised some eight hundred terms from the British Isles that shared cognates in the Persian and Armenian languages of central and western Asia as well as several others of eastern and western Europe. It was known that in the historical era Britain was invaded by several waves of people—Gauls, Angles and Saxons, the Norse, the post-Norse Normans. But who were the indigenous people of Britain' Bernard's etymological glossary offered linguistic evidence of the ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Pierre Bayle's Correspondence and Its Significance for the History of
           Ideas
    • Abstract: Many features of Bayle's extensive correspondence help with reconstructing details of his life and attitudes, and throw light on his feuds and friendships, and his otherwise rather solitary existence. But, for the intellectual historian, the enduring value of Bayle's correspondence resides in the many intriguing details it provides concerning the intellectual and ideological controversies he obsessively preoccupied himself with for more than a quarter of a century—what problems he focused on and when, what he read, with whom he debated, his opinions of opponents and viewpoints, and, finally, what he sought to accomplish in the intellectual sphere.Preparing the first modern, complete scholarly edition of the massive ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Notices
    • Abstract: The Journal of the History of Ideas is pleased to announce the winner of the Morris D. Forkosch Prize ($2,000) for the best first book in intellectual history published in 2017: Eli Cook, for The Pricing of Progress: Economic Indicators and the Capitalization of American Life, published by Harvard University Press.Eligible submissions are limited to the first book published by a single author, and to books published in English. The subject matter of submissions must pertain to one or more of the disciplines associated with intellectual history and the history of ideas broadly conceived: viz., history (including the histories of the various arts and sciences); philosophy (including the philosophy of science ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transcendental Materialism in the German Free Religious Movement: Science,
           Nature, and Theology in Kirchliche Reform, 1846-52
    • Abstract: In 1847, Halle's radical pastor Gustav Wislicenus (1803–75) described the politically turbulent 1840s as a "great fermenting mass [of] rationalism, Feuerbachian radicalism, conservatism, socialism, mysticism, politics, clarity and obscurity, science and faith, clergy and laity."1 Wislicenus had been active in this "fermenting mass" since 1842 as a leader in one of the most prominent Protestant religious groups advocating for religious reform in Prussia, the Friends of Light (Lichtfreunde), founded in 1841. A parallel movement among Catholics (the Deutschkatholiken) began in 1844. Whereas the Friends of Light were reacting to what they saw as increased dogmatic pietism of the state-run Prussian church, the ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sovereignty after Gender Trouble: Language, Reproduction, and
           Supranationalism in Estonia, 1980–2017
    • Abstract: On June 17, 2014, the Estonian parliament debated a draft bill that would legalize same-sex partnerships (though it stopped short of granting full marriage equality). In response, the In Defense of Family and Tradition Foundation (Sihtasutus Perekonna ja Traditsiooni Kaitseks, SAPTK) delivered to lawmakers nearly forty thousand hand-signed letters expressing "deep disappointment in those Members of Parliament, who, in defiance of the Constitution and against the opposition of tens of thousands of people, are giving their support to the Cohabitation Act."1 Blaming undemocratic European Union-minded elites for championing the bill, signatories demanded a popular referendum to decide on the matter. Protestors held a ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Defending Political Theory After Burke: Stewart's Intellectual Disciplines
           and the Demotion of Practice
    • Abstract: Perhaps therefore it is a fault of Mr. Burke, that he is ever checking this disposition of the mind to soar to original principles, and detaining you midway amongst combinations of private feelings, usage, prudence or convenience; whilst Mr Paine on the contrary is continually assisting you to throw out ballast, till you are lifted out of sight of all fabricks of human contrivance, and having brought you to those sublime heights, he keeps you out of reach of all useful and practical inference.Burke established a rhetoric of prescriptive conservatism with such intellectual power and religious conviction … that he bade fair to displace Scottish social theory from its role as the chief ideological support of the Whig ... Read More
      Keywords: Neoplatonism; Authority; Education; Democracy; Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm,; Bernard, Edward,; Bayle, Pierre,; Idea (Philosophy); Germany; Church renewal; Materialism; Estonia; Human reproduction; Gender identity; Political science; Stewart, Dugald,
      PubDate: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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