Consciousness and Society

Consciousness and Society

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Hughes' ideas, and the way they are expressed in Consciousness and Society, have become paradigms of twentieth-century scholarship. In dealing with the changing social thought after 1890 in Europe, Hughes covers a wide array of thinkers and issues in a scholarly, yet graceful manner. His is a study of the "cluster of genius" of Europe at that time: Croce, Durkheim, Freud, Weber, and Nietzsche, as well as other great European minds. The book explores questions that are still relevant in today's society: Is the separation of facts and values tenable, or even desirable? Can rationality accommodate the ideas of a Bergson or a Freud? Is there, or should there be, a relationship between science and religion? And does history have any ultimate meaning for later generations?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 30mm | 762.03g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Transaction Publishers
  • Somerset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0765809184
  • 9780765809186
  • 1,811,115

About H. Stuart Hughes

H. Stuart Hughes (1916-1999) was professor emeritus of history at the University of California, San Diego. During World War II he served as Chief of the Research and Analysis Branch of the United States Office of Strategic Services in the Mediterranean Theatre. He was the author of several books, including Contemporary Europe: A History, Prisoners of Hope: The Silver Age of the Italian Jews 1924-1974, and Oswald Spengler (available from Transaction). Stanley Hoffman is Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard University's Center for European Studies.
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