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Ism Concepts in Science and Politics

Jani Marjanen

title character explains his life philosophy by denouncing isms: “Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an ism; he should believe in himself.” But ism words are not always negatively laden, and we can find several examples in

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Bridging the Political Gaps

The Interdiscursive Qualities of Political Romanticism in the Weimar Republic

Christian E. Roques

’s philosophy, aesthetics and science of the state] (Berlin: Junker & Dünnhaupt, 1929); Jakob Baxa, Einführung in die romantische Staatswissenschaft [Introduction to the romantic science of the state] (Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1931). 19 See Roques, (Re

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“It Is Better to Die”

Abbé Rousseau and the Meanings of Suicide

Jeffrey Merrick

manuscript and in some cases later published), and journals contain dozens of stories about men and women who drowned, hanged, or shot themselves. Some sources suggested global causes, especially pestilential “philosophy,” meaning the Enlightenment, but most

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Jules Vallès and Séverine

Romantic Socialism and the Afterlife of a Cross-Sex Friendship in French Political Culture, 1880–1929

Michael Mulvey

’s socialism-cum-moral philosophy fared poorly in leftist circles, which instead embraced the more confident language of economics to explain revolutionary change. Séverine had entered a political tradition that promised her a right to project into a masculine

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Pablo Facundo Escalante

history of republicanism—that is, a history ultimately identified with the establishment of the republican form of government— turned into a real philosophy of history, insofar as, from Jules Michelet onward, like François Furet would say, “the Republic

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

crowd psychology written by ʿAbd ul Majīd Daryābādī, a scholar-cum-political activist from the region of Lucknow. 4 Philosophical Treatises and Advice Books: Creating the Ethical Self One of the most important influences on Indo-Muslim moral philosophy

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Rob Boddice, Christian J. Emden, and Peter Vogt

metaphors with broad social and cultural effects can be observed from Blumenberg to Norbert Nolz to Manuel Castells. The glue of this theoretical discussion is the recognition that talk of networks across disciplines—from philosophy and media theory to

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

enthuse other scholars to continue exploring how the usage of one of the most emblematic words of globalization shapes the world that we are trying to understand today. Closing the Empathy Deficit in Philosophy and History Derek Matravers, Empathy

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The Complexity of History

Russia and Steven Pinker’s Thesis

Nancy Shields Kollmann

religiously sanctioned violence akin to crusades and its moral philosophy advocated personal restraint, inner reformation, and mercy. Exceptions were two periods of forcible conversion of Muslims in the Middle Volga and Bashkiria in the eighteenth century

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The Modernity of Political Representation

Its Innovative Thrust and Transnational Semantic Transfers during the Sattelzeit (Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

Samuel Hayat and José María Rosales

, “Hobbes on Representation,” European Journal of Philosophy 13, no. 2 (2005): 155–184. 17 Yves Sintomer, “La représentation-incarnation: idéaltype et configurations historiques” [Representation as embodiment: Ideal type and historical configurations