The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century

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Harper Collins, 2010年6月22日 - 992 頁
The German Genius is a virtuoso cultural history of German ideas and influence, from 1750 to the present day, by acclaimed historian Peter Watson (Making of the Modern Mind, Ideas). From Bach, Goethe, and Schopenhauer to Nietzsche, Freud, and Einstein, from the arts and humanities to science and philosophy, The German Genius is a lively and accessible review of over 250 years of German intellectual history. In the process, it explains the devastating effects of World War II, which transformed a vibrant and brilliantly artistic culture into a vehicle of warfare and destruction, and it shows how the German culture advanced in the war’s aftermath.
 

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用戶評語  - pheditor - LibraryThing

Firehose delivery of German Thought . Comprehensive, but just a handful of sentences for each of the hundreds of personalities, discoveries and philosophies. Breathless and unpleasant journey. Nothing at all like his "Age of Nothing" 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - kerns222 - LibraryThing

I would change the name to "The German Smart Guys." Men from the past 250 years getting anywhere from a paragraph to five pages each in the 900 plus pages that Watson has handed us. Literature ... 閱讀評論全文

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Blinded by the Light Hitler the Holocaust
1
The Great Turn in German Life
39
Bildung and the Inborn Drive toward Perfection
65
it falls into the trap of stereotyping Germansas sticklers for
77
A Third Renaissance between
89
The Supreme Products of the Age of Paper
111
New Light on the Structure of the Mind
135
The Symphony
153
Dissonance and the MostDiscussed Man in Music
459
The Discovery of Radio Relativity and the Quantum
475
Sensibility and Sensuality in Vienna
489
Germanys Montmartre
503
Berlin Busybody
519
The Great War between Heroes and Traders
531
The Culture of the Defeated
547
Unprecedented Mental Alertness
567

Song
189
The Brandenburg Gate the Iron Cross and the German
207
The Rise of the Educated
223
The Evolution of Alienation
239
A Unique Event in the History
261
The Heroic Age of Biology
271
Out from The Wretchedness of German Backwardness
289
German Fever in France Britain and the United States
311
Wagners Other RingFeuerbach Schopenhauer
327
Helmholtz Clausius
341
Siemens Hofmann Bayer Zeiss
355
Krupp Benz Diesel Rathenau
369
Virchow Koch Mendel Freud
383
The Miseries and Miracles of Modernity
399
The Abuses of History
401
The Pathologies of Nationalism
417
The First Coherent School of Sociology
439
The Golden Age of TwentiethCentury Physics Philosophy and History
595
A Problem in Need of a Solution
611
The Brown Shift
629
No Such Thing as Objectivity
649
The Twilight of the Theologians
673
The Fruits Failures and Infamy of German Wartime Science
689
Exile and the Road into the Open
699
Continuity
711
His Majestys Most Loyal Enemy Aliens
743
From Heidegger to Habermas to Ratzinger
757
A Germany Not Seen Before
789
German Genius The Dazzle Deification
817
Thirtyfive Underrated Germans
851
Notes and References
857
Index
927
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Peter Watson has been a senioreditor at the London Sunday Times, a New York correspondentof the London Times, a columnist for theLondon Observer, and a contributor to the New YorkTimes. He has published three exposés on the world ofart and antiquities, and is the author of several booksof cultural and intellectual history. From 1997 to 2007he was a research associate at the McDonald Institutefor Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge.He lives in London.

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