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Stefan Nygård and Johan Strang

, was comparing different interpretations of positivism and liberalism in England, Germany, France, and southern Europe in the interest of finding a suitable model for his native Denmark and Scandinavia. As a cultural mediator outside the core, Brandes

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Clarifying Liquidity

Keynes and Marx, Merchants, and Poets

Rolf Hugoson

indirectly “dynamic” mechanical theory of progress. On the other hand, Giddens has revealed Comte's impact on Mach's methodological considerations: See Anthony Giddens, “Positivism and its Critics,” in A History of Sociological Analysis , ed. Tom Bottomore

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Alexander Weiss

Shissler 2015 ). Renan gave a famous lecture on “Islam and Science” at the Sorbonne in which he turns his devotion to positivism against Islam by arguing that Islam provided inherent obstacles against any form of science and modernity. Al-Afghānī, an

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Eugenia Gay, Philipp Nielsen, Emanuel Richter, and Gregor Feindt

. Turnaoğlu proceeds to tease them out in chapters 4 and 5 under the Young Turks up to and after the 1908 Revolution (emphasizing the liberal strand, influenced by French positivism), in chapters 6 and 7 during the Balkan Wars and World War I (where she sees a

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The Will of the People?

Carl Schmitt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau on a Key Question in Democratic Theory

Samuel Salzborn

positivism while proposing a process-oriented dynamic in the political sphere, one that could not be understood through a purely positivist analysis. In Schmitt’s analysis of political systems, more important than the positivist definition of norms is the

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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

“tension” or “strain” would do equally. 28 Habermas, to the contrary, offers a highly systematic analysis of crisis that is distinguished from Lipset’s positivism by giving it, as Habermas puts it, a tacit normative meaning—as indeed do Marxists