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Revolution and Reflection: Intellectual Change in Germany During the 1850's

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THE PROBLEM AND THE APPROACH The abortive revolutions of 1848 have been widely regarded by historians as a watershed not only in the political but also in the intellectual de- velopment of modem Europe. Before 1848, according to the traditional view, the prevalent climate of opinion was idealistic, hopeful, humane, and progressive. Mterwards, it was empirical, pessimistic, cynical, and obsessed with power. As Hans Kohn put it in his essay "Mid-century: The Turning Point," "In 1848 the foundations of Western civilizatio- ...

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Revolution and Reflection: Intellectual Change in Germany During the 1850's 1974, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789024716388

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