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At the end of an age, John Lukacs

Label
At the end of an age
Title
At the end of an age
Statement of responsibility
John Lukacs
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the End of an Age is a deeply informed and rewarding reflection on the nature of historical and scientific knowledge. Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, it is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition. While running counter to most of the accepted ideas and doctrines of our time, it offers a compelling framework for understanding history, science, and man's capacity for self-knowledge. In this work, John Lukacs describes how we in the Western world have now been living through the ending of an entire historical age that began in Western Europe about five hundred years ago. Unlike people during the ending of the Middle Ages or the Roman empire, we can know where we are. But how and what is it that we know?In John Lukacs's view, there is no science apart from scientists, and all of "Science," including our view of the universe, is a human creation, imagined and defined by fallible human beings in a historical continuum. This radical and reactionary assertion-in its way a summa of the author's thinking, expressed here and there in many of his previous twenty-odd books-leads to his fundamental assertion that, contrary to all existing cosmological doctrines and theories, it is this earth which is the very center of the universe-the only universe we know and can know
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lukacs, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Postmodernism
  • Science and civilization
  • Dualism
  • Monism
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Dualism
  • Monism
  • Postmodernism
  • Science and civilization
Label
At the end of an age, John Lukacs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • A Brief Introduction
  • A Few Acknowledgments
  • One. At The End Of An Age Convictions: A Personal Envoi. The Evolution Of ''Modern.'' Main Features Of The Modern Age. Contradictory Dualities. ''Post-Modern.'' The Need To Rethink The Current Idea Of ''Progress.''
  • Two. The Presence Of Historical Thinking My Vocation. The Historicity Of Our Thinking. Professional History. Justice/Truth. The Appetite For History. History And The Novel. History At The End Of A Historical Age.
  • Four. An Illustration 1959. The Limits Of Knowledge. The Limits Of Objectivity. The Limits Of Definitions. The Limits Of Mathematics. The Inevitability Of Relationships. Inevitable Unpredictability. Insufficient Materialism. The Limits Of Idealism.
  • Five. At The Center Of The Universe Timeliness, And Limitations Of My Argument. Heisenberg And Duhem. At The Center Of The Universe. Conditions Of Belief. A Necessity For Christians.
Control code
ocn808346537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300180923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110953
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346537
Label
At the end of an age, John Lukacs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • A Brief Introduction
  • A Few Acknowledgments
  • One. At The End Of An Age Convictions: A Personal Envoi. The Evolution Of ''Modern.'' Main Features Of The Modern Age. Contradictory Dualities. ''Post-Modern.'' The Need To Rethink The Current Idea Of ''Progress.''
  • Two. The Presence Of Historical Thinking My Vocation. The Historicity Of Our Thinking. Professional History. Justice/Truth. The Appetite For History. History And The Novel. History At The End Of A Historical Age.
  • Four. An Illustration 1959. The Limits Of Knowledge. The Limits Of Objectivity. The Limits Of Definitions. The Limits Of Mathematics. The Inevitability Of Relationships. Inevitable Unpredictability. Insufficient Materialism. The Limits Of Idealism.
  • Five. At The Center Of The Universe Timeliness, And Limitations Of My Argument. Heisenberg And Duhem. At The Center Of The Universe. Conditions Of Belief. A Necessity For Christians.
Control code
ocn808346537
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300180923
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt110953
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)808346537

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