The Resource Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography, John A. Hall

Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography, John A. Hall

Label
Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography
Title
Ernest Gellner
Title remainder
an intellectual biography
Statement of responsibility
John A. Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ernest Gellner (1925-95) was a multilingual polymath and a public intellectual who set the agenda in the study of nationalism and the sociology of Islam. Having grown up in Paris, Prague , and England, he was one of the last great Jewish thinkers from Central Europe to experience directly the impact of the Holocaust. His intellectual trajectory differed from that of similar thinkers, both in producing a highly integrated philosophy of modernity and in combining a respect for nationalism with an appreciation of the power of modern science. Gellner was a fierce opponent, in private as well as in public, of such contemporaries as Michael Oakeshott, Isaiah Berlin , Charles Taylor, Noam Chomsky and Edward Said. As this definitive biography shows, he was passionate in the defence of reason against every form of relativism - a battle that his intellectual inheritors continue to this day." -- Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, John A.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
B1626.G444
LC item number
H35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gellner, Ernest
  • Jewish philosophers
  • Philosophers
Label
Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography, John A. Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Malign fates -- 2. A new start -- 3. Moving into position -- 4. Concepts and society -- 5. Gellner's philosophy -- 6. Components of a career -- 7. Knowledge and illusion -- 8. The shape of history -- 9. The sociology of Islam -- 10. A general theory of nationalism -- 11. Cambridge and Prague
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781844676026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20105025 08
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)464579708
  • (OCoLC)464579708
Label
Ernest Gellner : an intellectual biography, John A. Hall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Malign fates -- 2. A new start -- 3. Moving into position -- 4. Concepts and society -- 5. Gellner's philosophy -- 6. Components of a career -- 7. Knowledge and illusion -- 8. The shape of history -- 9. The sociology of Islam -- 10. A general theory of nationalism -- 11. Cambridge and Prague
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 400 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781844676026
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
20105025 08
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)464579708
  • (OCoLC)464579708

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