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Modern European Intellectual History II: TheLong 19th Century, 1789-1914


European intellectual history 1789-1914. Topics include political and artistic responses to the French and Industrial revolutions; romanticism, liberal-democratic nationalism, and utopian socialism; the failed revolutions of 1848; modernism and realism in the arts; positivism in philosophy; conservative nationalism and scientific socialism; Darwin and Social Darwinism; the new imperialism and its critics, 1880-1914; racism, radical nationalism, political anti-Semitism; the Second International and syndicalism; the revolt against positivism and realism in philosophy and the arts; the birth of modern sociology.