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At the End of an Age

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At the End of an Age is a deeply informed and rewarding reflection on the nature of historical and scientific knowledge. Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, it is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition. While running counter to most of the accepted ideas and doctrines of our time, it offers a compelling framework for understanding history, science, and man's capacity for self-knowledge.

In this work, John Lukacs describes how we in the Western world have now been living through the ending of an entire historical age that began in Western Europe about five hundred years ago. Unlike people during the ending of the Middle Ages or the Roman empire, we can know where we are. But how and what is it that we know?

In John Lukacs's view, there is no science apart from scientists, and all of "Science, " including our view of the universe, is a human creation, imagined and defined by fallible human beings in a historical continuum. This radical and reactionary assertion — in its way a summa of the author's thinking, expressed here and there in many of his previous twenty-odd books — leads to his fundamental assertion that, contrary to all existing cosmological doctrines and theories, it is this earth which is the very center of the universe — the only universe we know and can know.

Synopsis:

Of broad philosophical, religious and historical scope, this is the product of a historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition. John Lukacs describes how the Western world is living through the ending of a historical age that began about 500 years ago.

Synopsis:

Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, this work is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300092967
Author:
Lukacs, John
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Lukacs, John
Location:
New Haven
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Dualism
Subject:
Science and civilization
Subject:
Monism
Subject:
World - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
#1386
Publication Date:
20020311
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.99 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Of extraordinary philosophical, religious, and historical scope, this work is the product of a great historian's lifetime of thought on the subject of his discipline and the human condition.
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