The Cambridge History of Modern European Thought is an authoritative and comprehensive exploration of the themes, thinkers and movements that shaped our intellectual world in the late-eighteenth and nineteenth century. Representing both individual figures and the contexts within which they developed their ideas, each essay is written in a clear accessible style by leading scholars in the field and offers both originality and interpretive insight. This second volume surveys twentieth-century European intellectual history, conceived as a crisis in modernity. Comprised of twenty-one chapters, it focuses on figures such as Freud, Heidegger, Adorno and Arendt, surveys major schools of thought including Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Conservatism, and discusses critical movements such as Postcolonialism, , Structuralism, and Post-structuralism. Renouncing a single 'master narrative' of European thought across the period, Peter E. Gordon and Warren Breckman establish a formidable new multi-faceted vision of European intellectual history for the global modern age.
Table of Contents
1. Sociology and the heroism of modern life Martin Jay; 2. Psychoanalysis: Freud and beyond Katja Guenther; 3. Modern physics: from crisis to crisis Jimena Canales; 4. Varieties of phenomenology Dan Zahavi; 5. Existentialism and the meanings of transcendence Edward Baring; 6. Philosophies of life Giuseppe Bianco; 7. The many faces of analytical philosophy Joel Isaac; 8. American ideas in the European imagination James T. Kloppenberg and Sam Klug; 9. Revolution from the right: against equality Udi Greenberg; 10. Western Marxism: revolutions in theory Max Pensky; 11. Anti-imperialism and interregnum Kris Manjapra; 12. Late modern feminist subversions: sex, subjectivity, and embodiment Sandrine Sanos; 13. Modernist theologies: the many paths between God and world Peter E. Gordon; 14. Modern economic thought and the 'good society' Hagen Schulz-Forberg; 15. Conservatism and its discontents Steven B. Smith; 16. Modernity and the specter of totalitarianism Samuel Moyn; 17. Decolonization terminable and interminable Judith Surkis; 18. Structuralism and the return of the symbolic Camille Robcis; 19. Poststructuralism: from deconstruction to the genealogy of power Julian Bourg and Ethan Kleinberg; 20. Contesting the public sphere: within and against critical theory David Ingram; 21. Restructuring democracy and the idea of Europe Seyla Benhabib and Stefan Eich.