The History of Political and Social Concepts

This book outlines and illustrates a new approach to intellectual history, the history of "concepts".

The History of Political and Social Concepts

Author: Melvin Richter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195088263

Page: 204

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Since the 1960s, German scholars have developed distinctive methods for writing the history of political, social, and philosophical concepts. This work is a critical introduction to this emerging genre: the history of political and social concepts, or Begriffsgeschichte.

The Lost History of Liberalism

Transforming Political Discourse: Political Theory and Conceptual History. Oxford
: Blackwell, 1988. Burke, Martin, and Melvin Richter, eds. Why Concepts Matter:
Translating Social and Political Thought. Leiden: Brill, 2012. Farr, James.

The Lost History of Liberalism

Author: Helena Rosenblatt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691170703

Page: 368

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The changing face of the liberal creed from the ancient world to today The Lost History of Liberalism challenges our most basic assumptions about a political creed that has become a rallying cry—and a term of derision—in today’s increasingly divided public square. Taking readers from ancient Rome to today, Helena Rosenblatt traces the evolution of the words “liberal” and “liberalism,” revealing the heated debates that have taken place over their meaning. In this timely and provocative book, Rosenblatt debunks the popular myth of liberalism as a uniquely Anglo-American tradition centered on individual rights. She shows that it was the French Revolution that gave birth to liberalism and Germans who transformed it. Only in the mid-twentieth century did the concept become widely known in the United States—and then, as now, its meaning was hotly debated. Liberals were originally moralists at heart. They believed in the power of religion to reform society, emphasized the sanctity of the family, and never spoke of rights without speaking of duties. It was only during the Cold War and America’s growing world hegemony that liberalism was refashioned into an American ideology focused so strongly on individual freedoms. Today, we still can’t seem to agree on liberalism’s meaning. In the United States, a “liberal” is someone who advocates big government, while in France, big government is contrary to “liberalism.” Political debates become befuddled because of semantic and conceptual confusion. The Lost History of Liberalism sets the record straight on a core tenet of today’s political conversation and lays the foundations for a more constructive discussion about the future of liberal democracy.

Concepts of Culture

' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.

Concepts of Culture

Author: Adam Muller

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381676

Page: 414

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How do we define 'culture?' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.

A Virtue for Courageous Minds

A good commentary on the Begriffsgeschichte school can be found in Melvin
richter, The History of Political and Social Concepts (oxford: oxford University
Press, 1995). For two different French versions of this approach, see Interpréter
les ...

A Virtue for Courageous Minds

Author: Aurelian Craiutu

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691171343

Page: 336

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Political moderation is the touchstone of democracy, which could not function without compromise and bargaining, yet it is one of the most understudied concepts in political theory. How can we explain this striking paradox? Why do we often underestimate the virtue of moderation? Seeking to answer these questions, A Virtue for Courageous Minds examines moderation in modern French political thought and sheds light on the French Revolution and its legacy. Aurelian Craiutu begins with classical thinkers who extolled the virtues of a moderate approach to politics, such as Aristotle and Cicero. He then shows how Montesquieu inaugurated the modern rebirth of this tradition by laying the intellectual foundations for moderate government. Craiutu looks at important figures such as Jacques Necker, Madame de Staël, and Benjamin Constant, not only in the context of revolutionary France but throughout Europe. He traces how moderation evolves from an individual moral virtue into a set of institutional arrangements calculated to protect individual liberty, and he explores the deep affinity between political moderation and constitutional complexity. Craiutu demonstrates how moderation navigates between political extremes, and he challenges the common notion that moderation is an essentially conservative virtue, stressing instead its eclectic nature. Drawing on a broad range of writings in political theory, the history of political thought, philosophy, and law, A Virtue for Courageous Minds reveals how the virtue of political moderation can address the profound complexities of the world today.

The German Awakening

History. of. the. Comcept. of. Religious. Awakening. in. German. Professamfism.
Introduction The concept of religious ... zur politisch-Sozialen Sprache in
Deutschland (Basic Concepts in History: A Historical Dictionary of Political and
Social ...

The German Awakening

Author: Andrew Kloes

Publisher: Oxford Studies in Historical T

ISBN: 019093686X

Page: 344

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Historians of modern German culture and church history refer to "the Awakening movement" (die Erweckungsbewegung) to describe a period in the history of German Protestantism between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the Revolution of 1848. "The Awakening" was the last major nationwide Protestant reform and revival movement to occur in Germany. This book analyzes numerous primary sources from the era of the Awakening and synthesizes the current state of German scholarship for an English-speaking audience. It examines the Awakening as a product of the larger social changes that were re-shaping German society during the early decades of the nineteenth century. Theologically, Awakened Protestants were traditionalists. They affirmed religious doctrines that orthodox Protestants had professed since the confessional statements of the Reformation-era. Awakened Protestants rejected the changes that Enlightenment thought had introduced into Protestant theology and preaching since the mid-eighteenth century. However, Awakened Protestants were also themselves distinctly modern. Their efforts to spread their religious beliefs were successful because of the new political freedoms and economic opportunities that the Enlightenment had introduced. These social conditions gave German Protestants new means and abilities to pursue their religious goals. Awakened Protestants were leaders in the German churches and in the universities. They used their influence to found many voluntary organizations for evangelism, in Germany and abroad. They also established many institutions to ameliorate the living conditions of those in poverty. Adapting Protestantism to modern society in these ways was the most original and innovative aspect of the Awakening movement.

Why Concepts Matter

The volume explores distinctive issues involved in translating political and social thought.

Why Concepts Matter

Author: Martin Burke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004194266

Page: 242

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The volume explores distinctive issues involved in translating political and social thought. Thirteen contributors consider problems arising from the study of translation and cultural transfers of texts, in particular in terms of translation studies, and the history of concepts (Begriffsgeschichte).

Journal of the History of Ideas

They are essentially designed to help in differentiating modern social and
political concepts from their pre - modern contexts and meanings . As ideal types
, they may not necessarily be operative in the history of each and every concept ...

Journal of the History of Ideas

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Social Concept

Jane Knodell This special issue of Social Concept offers historical and theoretical
approaches to the political economy of finance . The historical approach explores
the interplay of political and economic processes in shaping historically ...

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The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

This comprehensive work provides an up-to-date survey of social and political philosophy, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research.

The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy

Author: Gerald F. Gaus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415874564

Page: 841

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The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is a comprehensive, definitive reference work, providing an up-to-date survey of the field, charting its history and key figures and movements, and addressing enduring questions as well as contemporary research. Features unique to the Companion are: an extensive coverage of the history of social and political thought, including separate chapters on the development of political thought in the Islamic world, India, and China as well in modern Germany, France, and Britain a focus on the core concepts and the normative foundations of social and political theory a seven-chapter section devoted exclusively to distributive justice, the central issue of political philosophy since Rawls' Theory of Justice extensive coverage of global justice and international issues, which recently have emerged as vital topics an eight-chapter section on issues in social and political philosophy. The Companion is divided into eight thematic sections: The History of Social and Political Theory; Political Theories and Ideologies; Normative Foundations; The National State and Beyond; Distributive Justice; Political Concepts; Concepts and Methods in Social Philosophy; Issues in Social and Political Philosophy. Comprised of sixty-nine newly commissioned essays by leading scholars from throughout the world, The Routledge Companion to Social and Political Philosophy is the most comprehensive and authoritative resource in social and political philosophy for students and scholars.

Bulletin

Co - sponsored by the GHI , the Fritz Thyssen Foundation , the Historical Society ,
and CUNY's Center for the Humanities . ... in cooperation with the Conference for
the History of Political Thought and the History of Political and Social Concepts ...

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Studies in Political Economy

reposing on the doctrine of the unconstrained will , the principle of sovereignty
embodies the claim that society may ... see Melvin Richter , The History of
Political and Social Concepts : A Critical Introduction ( Oxford : Oxford University
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Studies in Political Economy

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International Development and the Social Sciences

"This superb collection assembles a number of stimulating and theoretically current contributions by outstanding scholars."—Angelique Haugerud, author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

International Development and the Social Sciences

Author: Randall Packard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520209572

Page: 361

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"This superb collection assembles a number of stimulating and theoretically current contributions by outstanding scholars."—Angelique Haugerud, author of The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

Political Concepts

This book offers a sophisticated analysis of central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory.

Political Concepts

Author: Richard Bellamy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059094

Page: 245

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Offers a sophisticated analysis of central political concepts in the light of recent debates in political theory. Introduces students to some of the main interpretations of key political conceps highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Tackles the principle concepts employed to justify any policy or institution and examines the main domestic purposes and functions of the state. Examines the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations. Studies the relationship between state and civil society and finally looks beyond the state to issues of global concern and inter-state relations.

Concepts and Reason in Political Theory

The essays revolve around the relationship between history and philosophy in the analysis of concepts such as liberty, democracy and toleration; and the role of reason in political science's explanations

Concepts and Reason in Political Theory

Author: Iain Hampsher-Monk

Publisher: Ecpr Press

ISBN: 9781907301704

Page: 224

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This volume brings together a selection of Iain Hampsher-Monk's writings on questions of historicity and rationality in political theory, together with a substantial introduction written for the volume. There are two loci around which the work revolves - one is the relationship between history and philosophy in the analysis of key concepts such as liberty, democracy and toleration, the other is the role of reason in political science's explanations. Despite a background in PPE, the author played a major role in the 'historical', revolution in political theory. Here, his reflections on the historicity of concepts in political science are presented alongside articles dealing with the role and limitations of economic modes of rationality in social and political theorising. Unifying these themes is a commitment to an understanding of human action as conscious and essentially meaning-bearing and the case for a human science rooted in such self-understandings. 'Accessible by specialists and non-specialists alike, Iain Hampsher-Monk's essays illustrate the author's broad intellectual profile, crossing borders between the history of political thought and other forms of political theorising; normative and interpretative forms of political theory; or political theory and political economy. Though he works mainly in the Anglophone tradition, Hampsher-Monk applies himself to continental styles of thinking and writing, such as the history of concepts. Rather than leave the study of political institutions to empiricists, he deals with them as subject of political theorising - a valuable point.' Kari Palonen, University of Jyvaskyla 'Iain Hampsher-Monk is one of our leading historians of political thought. These remarkable essays display his range and erudition, and demonstrate why the study of political thought remains an essential basis for understanding politics.' Andrew Gamble, Queens' College Cambridge"

Children s Social Concepts

Other related questions considered are : To what fundamental aspects of society
- social , economic , political - are the concepts related ? As indicated by the
concepts , what are the important modern problems ? How complete and reliable
is ...

Children s Social Concepts

Author: Hyman Meltzer

Publisher:

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Futures Past

On the Semantics of Historical Time Reinhart Koselleck ... is transmuted into
political and social meanings for the future of survivors, while the dedication of
such memorials to all who ... M. Richter, The History of Political and Social
Concepts.

Futures Past

Author: Reinhart Koselleck

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502044

Page: 348

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Modernity in the late eighteenth century transformed all domains of European life -intellectual, industrial, and social. Not least affected was the experience of time itself: ever-accelerating change left people with briefer intervals of time in which to gather new experiences and adapt. In this provocative and erudite book Reinhart Koselleck, a distinguished philosopher of history, explores the concept of historical time by posing the question: what kind of experience is opened up by the emergence of modernity? Relying on an extraordinary array of witnesses and texts from politicians, philosophers, theologians, and poets to Renaissance paintings and the dreams of German citizens during the Third Reich, Koselleck shows that, with the advent of modernity, the past and the future became 'relocated' in relation to each other.The promises of modernity -freedom, progress, infinite human improvement -produced a world accelerating toward an unknown and unknowable future within which awaited the possibility of achieving utopian fulfillment. History, Koselleck asserts, emerged in this crucial moment as a new temporality providing distinctly new ways of assimilating experience. In the present context of globalization and its resulting crises, the modern world once again faces a crisis in aligning the experience of past and present. To realize that each present was once an imagined future may help us once again place ourselves within a temporality organized by human thought and humane ends as much as by the contingencies of uncontrolled events.

The Concept of the Political

This edition of the 1932 work includes the translator's introduction (by George Schwab) which highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state.

The Concept of the Political

Author: Carl Schmitt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226738864

Page: 111

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In this, his most influential work, legal theorist and political philosopher Carl Schmitt argues that liberalism's basis in individual rights cannot provide a reasonable justification for sacrificing oneself for the state. This edition of the 1932 work includes the translator's introduction (by George Schwab) which highlights Schmitt's intellectual journey through the turbulent period of German history leading to the Hitlerian one-party state. It also includes Leo Strauss's analysis of Schmitt's thesis and a foreword by Tracy B. Strong placing Schmitt's work into contemporary context.

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Encyclopedia features two detailed survey articles , POLITICAL
PHILOSOPHY , HISTORY OF and POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY , NATURE OF . It
also includes the following articles on political or social concepts and doctrines
and on ...

The Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Author: Paul Edwards

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Treats eastern & western philosophy; it deals with ancient, medieval and modern philosophy; and it discusses the theories of mathematicians, physicist, biologist, sociologists, psychologists, moral reformers and religious thinkers where these have had an impact on philosophy.

Russian Studies in History

However , even if the Slavophiles and their followers were interested in
discovering the national meaning of political and social concepts , that alone
would not be enough to foster a dialogue . Moreover — and this is especially true
of the Pan ...

Russian Studies in History

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