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The Cudgel and the Caress
The Cudgel and the Caress (March 2019)
Reflections on Cruelty and Tenderness
David Farrell Krell - Author

Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.

The Cudgel and the Caress explores the enduring significance of tenderness and cruelty in a range of works across philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literature. Divided into two parts, the book initially focuses on tenderness, with David Farrell Krell delivering original readings of Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’s Antigone, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom
Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom (October 2018)
Friedrich Schiller and Philosophy
María del Rosario Acosta López - Editor
Jeffrey L. Powell - Editor

Shows the relevance of Schiller’s thought for contemporary philosophy, particularly aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

This book seeks to draw attention to Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) as a philosophical thinker in his own right. For too long, his philosophical contribution has been neglected in favor of his much-deserved reputation as a political playwright. The essays in this collection make two arguments. First, Schil...(Read More)
 
 
The Pen Confronts the Sword
The Pen Confronts the Sword (September 2018)
Exiled German Scholars Challenge Nazism
Avihu Zakai - Author

Demonstrates how four books by dissident German intellectuals served as a rebuke to the Nazi regime.

During 1942, the decisive battles of Stalingrad and El Alamein raged and the Nazi genocide was at its lethal peak. The Pen Confronts the Sword examines the shared motives behind four remarkable texts German exiles began writing that year: Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947); Ernst Cassirer’s The Myth o...(Read More)
 
 
Lessing and the Enlightenment
Lessing and the Enlightenment (February 2018)
His Philosophy of Religion and Its Relation to Eighteenth-Century Thought
Henry E. Allison - Author

A comprehensive study of Lessing’s religious thought.

Although only one aspect of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s diverse oeuvre, his religious thought had a significant influence on thinkers such as Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and present-day liberal Protestant theologians. His thought is particularly difficult to assess, however, because it is found largely in a series of essays, reviews, critical studies, polemical writi...(Read More)
 
 
East German Historians since Reunification
East German Historians since Reunification (July 2017)
A Discipline Transformed
Axel Fair-Schulz - Editor
Mario Kessler - Editor

Surveys how reunification in 1990 impacted historical scholarship in the former East Germany.

With German reunification and the demise of the German Democratic Republic in 1990, East German historians and their traditions of historiography were removed from mainstream discourse in Germany and relegated to the periphery. By the mid-1990s, few GDR-trained historians remained in academia. These developments led to...(Read More)
 
 
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures (June 2017)
With Historical Supplements
Johann Martin Wagner - Author
F. W. J. Schelling - Editor
Louis A. Ruprecht Jr. - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.

The controversial removal of the Parthenon sculptures from Greece to England in the first decade of the nineteenth century by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, sparked an international competition for classical antiquities. This volume tells a lesser-known chapter of that story...(Read More)
 
 
Poetic Fragments
Poetic Fragments (November 2016)
Karoline von Günderrode - Author
Anna C. Ezekiel - Translated and with introductory essays by

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

The second collection of writings by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806), Poetic Fragments was published in 1805 under the pseudonym “Tian.” Günderrode’s work is an unmined...(Read More)
 
 
Desiring Emancipation
Desiring Emancipation (July 2014)
New Women and Homosexuality in Germany, 1890-1933
Marti M. Lybeck - Author

Uses historical case studies to illuminate women’s claims to emancipation and to sexual subjectivity during the tumultuous Wilhelmine and Weimar periods in Germany.

Desiring Emancipation traces middle-class German women’s claims to gender emancipation and sexual subjectivity in the pre-Nazi era. The emergence of homosexual identities and concepts in this same time frame provided the context f...(Read More)
 
 
Out of the East
Out of the East (February 2011)
From PDS to Left Party in Unified Germany
David F. Patton - Author

Chronicles how the PDS, as successor to the widely vilified East German SED, first transformed itself into a successful regional political party and then into a viable national one.

What happened to the ruling communist party of East Germany after the collapse of the Berlin Wall? Out of the East describes the party’s metamorphosis after its fall from power. Over the last twenty years it has transfo...(Read More)
 
 
Disciplining the Holocaust
Disciplining the Holocaust (October 2008)
Karyn Ball - Author

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics’ efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the “proper” approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that g...(Read More)

 
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