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Wittgenstein and Phenomenology
Wittgenstein and Phenomenology (June 1981)
A Comparative Study of the Later Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty
Nicholas F. Gier - Author

In the first in-depth philosophical study of the subject, Nicholas Gier examines the published and unpublished writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, to show the striking parallels between Wittgenstein and phenomenology.  Between 1929 and 1933, the philosopher proposed programs that bore a detailed resemblance to dominant themes in the phenomenology of Husserl and some “life-world” phenomenologists. This sound, thoroughly readable...(Read More)
 
 
Wyandotte, or the Hutted Knoll
Wyandotte, or the Hutted Knoll (June 1981)
A Tale
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Thomas Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction
Marianne Philbrick - Edited, historical notes, and introduction

"One of the misfortunes of a nation, is to hear little besides its own praises," wrote James Fenimore Cooper in his Preface to Wyandottein 1843. The novel arrived at a time when a patriotic mythology about the American Revolution was developing, and Cooper's somber tale of the sufferings of an isolated family in upstate New York during the Revolution was not congruent with the celebratory stories then being told. One reviewer indeed objecte...(Read More)
 
 
A Woman's Place
A Woman's Place (January 1981)
Instructor's Manual (gratis)
Shirley Morahan - Author

A truly liberated rhetoric and reader has at last become available to courses in composition, with the publication of A Woman’s Place. This unique textbook explores the notion of writing as self-definition and, as a consequence, the relationship between gender and writing.

Convinced that writing is a meaningful process, performed with commitment, Dr. Morahan has created a course that simultaneously sharpens ...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #7, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #7, Issue #1 (1981)


 
 
ACTA Volume #8
ACTA Volume #8 (January 1981)
The Late Middle Ages
Peter Cocozzella - Editor

 
 
Cast with Style
Cast with Style (January 1981)
Nineteenth Century Cast-Iron Stoves from the Albany Area, Revised Edition
Tammis K. Groft - Author

Introduction to the influential cast-iron stoves manufactured in Albany and Troy in the nineteenth century.

During the nineteenth century, Albany and Troy manufacturers were considered to be among the largest producers of cast-iron stoves in the world. Stoves made in these two upstate New York cities were renowned for their fine-quality castings and innovations in technology and design. The strategic location of A...(Read More)
 
 
Alchemy and Finnegans Wake
Alchemy and Finnegans Wake (June 1980)
Barbara DiBernard - Author

In the first full-length study of Joyce's direct and indirect use of alchemical allusions, DiBernard shows how an awareness of the alchemical metaphor guides a reader through the richness of Finnegans Wake. For example, the alchemical transmutation of lead into gold parallels the transmutation of the dross and commotion of ordinary life into a work of art.

This study shows how the themes of Joyce's novel...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism in the Dramas of Ernst Toller
Anarchism in the Dramas of Ernst Toller (June 1980)
Michael Ossar - Author

This study shows how politics and art intermingled in the life and works of one of the most renowned playwrights of German Expressionism, a man who was in many senses paradigmatic of the non-communist Left in the Weimar Republic. Toller sought to preserve the sanctity of the individual against collectivist assaults from the Right and from the Left, but at the same time to meet the needs of a complex society. Ossar demonstrates that the playw...(Read More)
 
 
Anatomy of Rebellion
Anatomy of Rebellion (June 1980)
Claude E. Welch Jr. - Author

Anatomy of Rebellion provides an understanding of four rebellions that will make clear the factors that are crucial in the development of other rebellions. Seeking a political pattern in the process of rebellion, Claude Welch, Jr., has investigated four large-scale rural uprisings that came close to becoming revolutions: the Taiping rebellion in China 1850-64, the Telengana uprising in India of 1946-51, the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya of 1952...(Read More)
 
 
Aristocrats and the Crowd in the Revolutionary Year 1848
Aristocrats and the Crowd in the Revolutionary Year 1848 (June 1980)
A Contribution to the History of Revolution and Counter-Revolution
Josef V. Polisensky - Author
Frederick Snider - Translator

The Prague Uprising of 1848 was part of the powerful series of revolutions that shook practically the entire European Continent as the middle classes and urban and rural workers pressed against the rule of aristocrats and monarchs.

Czech Marxist historian Josef Polisensky analyzes the general turmoil of revolutionary thought and action in Europe and then focuses on the specific case of the Prague Uprising. By using previously ...(Read More)
 
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