Austrian Mind by William M. Johnston
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Austrian Mind
By William M. Johnston

The Austrian Mind

An Intellectual and Social History, 1848-1938

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Austrian Mind by William M. Johnston

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Part One of this book shows how bureaucracy sustained the Habsburg Empire while inciting economists, legal theorists, and socialists to urge reform. Part Two examines how Vienna's coffeehouses, theaters, and concert halls stimulated creativity together with complacency. Part Three explores the fin-de-siecle world view known as Viennese Impressionism. Interacting with positivistic science, this reverence for the ephemeral inspired such pioneers ad Mach, Wittgenstein, Buber, and Freud. Part Four describes the vision of an ordered cosmos which flourished among Germans in Bohemia. Their philosophers cultivated a Leibnizian faith whose eventual collapse haunted Kafka and Mahler. Part Five explains how in Hungary wishful thinking reinforced a political activism rare elsewhere in Habsburg domains. Engage intellectuals like Lukacs and Mannheim systematized the sociology of knowledge, while two other Hungarians, Herzel and Nordau, initiated political Zionism. Part Six investigates certain attributes that have permeated Austrian thought, such as hostility to technology and delight in polar opposites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520049550
ISBN-10: 0520049551
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 31mm)
Pages: 540
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-1983
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William M. Johnston

William M. Johnston is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Massachusettes, Amherst.

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