History of European Ideas

ISSNs: 0191-6599, 1873-541X

19 found

View year:

  1.  7
    The political economy of Ireland and its counterfactuals.L. S. Andersen - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):171-186.
    It has been more than sixty years since R. D. Collison Black published his Economic Thought and the Irish Question, a book which ever since has been widely regarded as a classic in the history of e...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2.  3
    Introduction: sacralisation in early modern Europe.Ian Campbell - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):68-85.
    Did early modern European states make themselves sacred? The historian Paolo Prodi insisted that they did, whereas for the philosopher Giorgio Agamben sacred and secular power were so indistinguishable that the question was moot. This group of articles seeks to explain and explore the approaches of these two accomplished Italian scholars to the problem of early modern sacralisation. This introduction reviews the context in which Prodi and Agamben worked, sketches brief biographies, and describes the arguments that they advanced which are (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3.  14
    Antonio Gramsci: an intellectual biography Antonio Gramsci: an intellectual biography, by Gianni Fresu, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, vii + 404 pp., £27.99, ISBN 9783031156090. [REVIEW]Takahiro Chino - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):191-192.
    Antonio Gramsci has long been an iconic figure for proponents of a more inclusive and democratic kind of Marxism. This aspect of Gramsci’s writings has attracted many readers and likewise encourage...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  4.  8
    The repair manual of democracy: on Jan-Werner Müller's Democracy Rules.Martin Conway - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):155-156.
    Can one teach democracy? This question came repeatedly to my mind as I read Jan-Werner Müller's stimulating contribution to the recent literature on the past history, current travails, and future p...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5.  8
    The sacred in the civil law: the Homo Sacer_ and _Sacratae Leges of the legal humanists.Noah Dauber - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):125-152.
    This paper argues that an exchange between Paolo Prodi and Giorgio Agamben on the role of the sacred in European constitutional history can inform the study of early modern history of political thought. Prodi, in his history of the sworn oath (sacramentum), and Agamben, in his history of the curse (sacer esto) and the accursed, or outlaw (homo sacer), explored how these sacred threats and promises, though not purely legal expressions themselves, underpinned the legal order. Through a study of three (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6.  1
    Symposium on Jan-Werner Müller’s Democracy Rules.Hugo Drochon - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):153-154.
    From Brexit to Trump, Jan-Werner Müller’s 2016 essay What is Populism? has defined our historical moment.1 Famously identifying populism as both anti-elitism and anti-pluralism, Müller has provided...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7.  5
    Popular politics and the hard borders of democracy: on Jan-Werner Müller’s Democracy Rules.Jason Frank - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):157-159.
    The contemporary crisis of democracy has provoked a steady outpouring of popular and scholarly reflections diagnosing its underlying causes, assessing the nature of the threat, and envisioning diff...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8.  4
    Cultural competition in the Italian Left: Mario Spinella and the beginnings of La scienza nuova book series.Fabio Guidali - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):50-67.
    Between the 1960s and the 1970s, Marxism reached its maximum success in Italy, but that phase also corresponded to the crisis of the Italian Communist Party’s cultural hegemony, challenged by both the attacks coming from the New Left and innovative readings of Marx’s works. Marxist historicism, on which the Italian Communist Party had based its cultural policy after the the Second World War, consequently suffered heavy attacks. This article illuminates one of the responses to historicism’s decline, providing an account of (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9.  4
    Religious progress and perfectibility in Benjamin Constant’s enlightened liberalism.John Christian Laursen - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):34-49.
    Benjamin Constant's On Religion was a major effort to include religion within liberal political thought, insisting on the possibility of religious progress and perfectibility. It was also a major critique of Catholicism and of clericalism in any form. And it was one of the most wide-ranging comparative studies of religion since it purported to cover all religions worldwide before Christianity. Constant worked on it for most of his adult life, more than 40 years. This article traces the rise of the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10.  3
    Law and moral theology in Christian Europe: the limits of sacralization in the late works of Paolo Prodi.Vincenzo Lavenia - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):108-124.
    This essay analyzes the work of Paolo Prodi (1932–2016), which is characterised by a constant reflection on secularisation. As a democratic Catholic, he explored the relationship between the Roman Church and the modern world starting from the Council of Trent and from the dual figure of the pope as a temporal ruler and spiritual guide. His original contribution concerned the conflict between law and conscience: a problem that led him to design a triptych of books on the foundations of the (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  7
    An apologist for English colonialism? The use of America in Hobbes’s writings.Jiangmei Liu - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):17-33.
    This paper challenges the colonial reading of Thomas Hobbes’s use of America. Firstly, by analysing all the references and allusions to America in Hobbes’s writings, I claim that Hobbes simply uses America to support his central theory of the state of nature, showing the fundamental significance of a large and lasting society to our being and well-being. Secondly, I argue that Hobbes’s use of America does not serve a second purpose that is similar to Locke’s justification of English land appropriation. (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  12.  4
    Beyond a ‘politics of warning’ against populism in Jan-Werner Müller’s Democracy Rules.Chris Meckstroth - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):160-162.
    Jan-Werner Müller’s Democracy Rules advances the debate over populism beyond politicised arguments over definitions. His refusal to blame populism on unenlightened masses points to the need for a coalition of democrats and liberals if liberal democracy is to be saved. But are these enough? Or does the uneven history of democracy in the twentieth century, recounted in Müller’s other works, suggest the need for coalitions that also reach moderates and other blocs less moved by either democratic or liberal ideals? Though (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  13.  6
    Not just defending, but deepening democracy: a discussion around Democracy Rules.Jan-Werner Müller - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):167-170.
    I am deeply grateful to the respondents in this symposium for reflections both subtle and stimulating. A book with the title Democracy Rules is easy to caricature as yet another contribution to wha...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  14.  6
    From secularisations to political religions.Paolo Prodi & Translated by Ian Campbell - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):86-107.
    In European culture the sacred and the secular have existed in a dialectical relationship. Prodi sees the fifteenth-century crisis of Christianity as opening up three paths that eroded this dualism and tended towards modernity: civic-republican religion, sacred monarchy, and the territorial churches. Important counter-forces, which sought to maintain dualism, included the Roman-Tridentine Compromise, and those forms of Radical Christianity which rejected confessionalisation outright. During the Eighteenth Century, all these phenomena tended to contribute to one of two tendencies: towards civic religion, (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  15.  10
    The scholastic’s dilemma: Hobbes critique of scholastic politics and papal power on the Leviathan frontispiece.Allan Gabriel Cardoso dos Santos - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):1-16.
    The idea that the Leviathan frontispiece offers a visual summary of the contents of the work is widespread. However, the analysis of the frontispiece often under-explores Leviathan's text or leaves certain iconographic elements aside. In discussions of the Scholastics ‘Dilemma’ emblem, for instance, the image is commonly reduced to a representation of ‘logic’ or ‘scholasticism’, leaving aside the intricate interrelationship between the objects present in the image and their connection with the content of the book. This paper argues that this (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  16.  9
    America’s philosopher: John Locke in American intellectual life America’s philosopher: John Locke in American intellectual life, by Claire Rydell Arcenas, Chicago & London, University of Chicago Press, 2022, $35, £28, 280pp., ISBN: 9780226638607. [REVIEW]Mark G. Spencer - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):187-189.
    America’s Philosopher tells the story of English writer John Locke’s (1632–1704) American reception, from his time till ours. The ‘intellectual life’ of the volume’s sub-title is understood broadly...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  17.  7
    La République de Harrington dans la France des Lumières et de la Révolution La République de Harrington dans la France des Lumières et de la Révolution, by Myriam-Isabelle Ducrocq, Oxford, Liverpool University Press, Voltaire Foundation (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment), 2022 vol. 12, xvii + 288 pp., £52 (paperback), ISBN: 978-1-80207-060-6. [REVIEW]Ann Thomson - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):189-190.
    Myriam-Isabelle Ducrocq’s aim in this work is to show, by uncovering the traces of Harrington’s writings in a variety of French eighteenth-century texts, the broad relevance of his thought, despite...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  18.  2
    Exclusion, moderation and the game of party politics_ in Jan-Werner Müller’s _Democracy rules.Nadia Urbinati - 2024 - History of European Ideas 50 (1):163-166.
    Jan-Werner Müller argues convincingly that any talk about institutions (and consequentially of the crisis of democracy today) takes us back to the principles they embody. ‘Return to the first princ...
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19. The Faith of Man in Himself: Locating Feuerbach within Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra.Charles Duke - 2024 - History of European Ideas.
    Though it is acknowledged that Nietzsche read Ludwig Feuerbach, little attention has been given to the significance of Feuerbach’s anthropological re-imagination of religion for the trajectory of Nietzsche’s own vision for liberated humanity, the Übermensch. For Feuerbach, the Christian religion represents a form of wish-fulfillment and subconscious worship of the human being as divine, where many of the presuppositions of orthodox Christianity (monotheism, human fallenness, other-worldliness, etc.) only impede human flourishing. The acknowledgement of the psychological damage wrought by the scheme (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
 Previous issues
  
Next issues