❮KINDLE❯ ❅ Reluctant Modernism American Thought and Culture 1880 1900 Twayne's American Thought and Culture Series Author George Cotkin – E17streets4all.co.uk In the last two decades of the nineteenth century Americans were faced with the challenges and uncertainties of a new era The comfortable Victorian values of continuity progress and order clashed with In the last two decades of the nineteenth American Thought ePUB ☆ century Americans were faced with Reluctant Modernism PDF/EPUB ² the challenges and uncertainties of a new era The comfortable Victorian values of continuity progress and order clashed with the unsettling modern notions of constant change relative truth Modernism American Thought and Culture MOBI :ò and chaos Attempting to embrace the intellectual challenges of modernism American thinkers of the day were yet reluctant to welcome the wholesale rejection of the past and destruction of traditional values In Reluctant Modernism American Thought and Culture George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period His story begins with the Darwinian controversies since the mainstream of American culture was just beginning to come to grips with the implications of the Origins of Species published in Cotkin demonstrates the effects of this shift in thinking on philosophy anthropology and the newly developing field of psychology Drawing on his extensive knowledge of these fields he explains clearly and concisely the essential tenets of such major thinkers and writers as William James Franz Boas Charlotte Perkins Gilman Henry Adams and Kate Chopin Throughout this fascinating readable history of the American fin de siecle run the contrasting themes of continuity and change faith and rationalism despair over the meaninglessness of life and ultimately a guarded optimism about the future.
- 204 pages
- Reluctant Modernism American Thought and Culture 1880 1900 Twayne's American Thought and Culture Series
- George Cotkin
- 19 April 2014 George Cotkin