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Presented here is a condensed translation of Alexander Rustow's three-volume Ortsbestimmung der Gegenwart. This monumental work was widely acclaimed by critics throughout Europe as a major contribution to both historical and sociological scholarship. Recognized as one of the foremost exponents of neoliberal thought, and thus as one of the intellectual authors of West Germany's economic miracle," Rustow--in his magnum opus--tried to determine what social patterns and trends of thought enhance the human condition and what other patterns and trends lead to repression and barbarism.

Originally published in 1981.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. CONTENTS
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. ALEXANDER RUSTOW (1885-1963):A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
  2. pp. xiii-xxii
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  1. AUTHOR'S FOREWORD (1949)
  2. pp. xxiii-xxxii
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. PART ONE
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. The Rise of High Cultures
  2. pp. 11-34
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  1. Structural Elements of High Cultures as Conditioned b ySuperstratification and Feudalism
  2. pp. 35-96
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  1. Transfeudal Motive Forces of High Cultures
  2. pp. 97-128
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  1. PART TWO
  2. pp. 129-130
  1. Freedom versus Unfreedom
  2. pp. 131-368
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  1. PART THREE
  2. pp. 369-370
  1. INTRODUCTION: SEPARATION OF UNDERSTANDING AND FEELING
  2. pp. 371-372
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  1. Rationalist Tendencies
  2. pp. 373-478
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  1. Irrationalist Countertendencies
  2. pp. 479-658
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 659-676
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 677-706
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 707-717
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400856749
MARC Record
OCLC
889252077
Pages
752
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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