George Cotkin's Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880–1900 PDF

By George Cotkin

In the final twenty years of the 19th century, american citizens have been confronted with the demanding situations and uncertainties of a brand new period. the comfy Victorian values of continuity, development, and order clashed with the unsettling sleek notions of continuing swap, relative fact, and chaos. trying to include the highbrow demanding situations of modernism, American thinkers of the day have been but reluctant to welcome the wholesale rejection of the prior and destruction of conventional values.

In Reluctant Modernism: American inspiration and tradition, 1880–1900, George Cotkin surveys the highbrow lifetime of this significant transitional interval. His tale starts off with the Darwinian controversies, because the mainstream of yankee tradition used to be simply commencing to come to grips with the results of the Origins of Species, released in 1859. Cotkin demonstrates the consequences of this shift in considering on philosophy, anthropology, and the newly constructing box of psychology. Drawing on his vast wisdom of those fields, he explains truly and concisely the basic tenets of such significant thinkers and writers as William James, Franz Boas, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Henry Adams, and Kate Chopin. all through this attention-grabbing, readable heritage of the yank fin de siècle run the contrasting subject matters of continuity and alter, religion and rationalism, depression over the meaninglessness of existence and, eventually, a guarded optimism in regards to the future.

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