Johan Östling

classically-idealising by Irmgard Kawohl. She points to this idea of Humboldt as being completely dominant during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Spranger’s unconditional appreciation of Humboldt reflected a passion for Classicism and German idealism. This is also true of Harnack and other representatives of this interpretation. In Humboldt they saw a perfect man, a harmonious and thoroughly exemplary figure. He embodied his own idea of Bildung.22 20  Friedrich Paulsen, Die deutschen Universitäten und das Universitätsstudium (Berlin, 1902); Friedrich Paulsen

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, Dickens’s revolution is totally devoid of any political idealism. Sydney Carton martyrs himself to save the skin of an aristocrat. The most memorable of the revolutionaries is Madame Defarge, whose zeal is motivated more by vengeance than the wish to make the world a better place. By the time we reach the sections where Monsieur Defarge and his followers at the wine shop are plotting to rebel, adding names to the

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between those who still pursue his grand aims by trying to show how he offers a systematic answer to the major problems of modern philosophy, and those, like Robert Brandom and John McDowell, who are now mobilising his arguments in order to escape from some of the epistemological impasses in the analytical tradition. Most histories of German Idealism see Hegel as making the vital steps towards a complete systematic philosophy which goes beyond the limitations of Fichte and Schelling (for example, Kroner 1924). More recently it has been precisely this aim of completeness

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. At the same time, he referred explicitly to Wilhelm von Humboldt and invoked him as a model, among other things through detailed quotations from the manifesto of 1809/1810. Then as now, he said, Germans found themselves in the greatest distress; but owing to idealism and humanism, they 17  Mitchell G. Ash, ‘Verordnete Umbrüche, Konstruierte Kontinuitäten: Zur Entnazifizierung von Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaften nach 1945’, Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, 43:10 (1995). Jan Eckel relates a story about Karl Brandi, a historian of the Middle Ages in

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itself ’ (2012: 36). Intriguingly, both Sparrow, who attacks phenomenology from a range of perspectives, and Clark, who notes the weaknesses of its inherited forms, retain some interest in its possible future. For Sparrow, this would mean a return to Hegel’s ‘absolute idealism’, whereby ‘Phenomenology 234 Reading sustainability could transform idealism into a new variant of speculative realism, and thereby forge a subterranean portal to the things themselves’ (2014: 189). Clark considers ‘a new ecophenomenology’, referring to the work of David Wood, whose aim is to

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Heterogeneous temporalities, algorithmic frames and subjective time in geomedia
Pablo Abend

the world of consciousness: now no philosophical doctrine denies that the same images can enter at the same time into two distinct systems, one belonging to science, wherein each image, related only to itself, possesses an absolute value; and the other, the world of consciousness, wherein all the images depend on a central image, our body, the variations of which they follow. The question raised between realism and idealism then becomes quite clear: what are the relations which these two systems of images maintain with each other? And it is easy to see that

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consumed eih ch-7.P65 129 26/3/03, 15:14 130 Keohane & Kuhling on the global market. Oscar Wilde famously said, ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are gazing at the stars’, by which he means that what distinguishes visionary leaders from the ordinary masses is idealism. The Irish pseudo-Faustian Developer is the inverse of this and represents the disparagement of idealism and the cynical debasement of action to the lowest common denominator. A prominent Irish culture industry Developer, Louis Walsh, exemplifies the thorough penetration of the commodity form

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as a result not only of his quite amazing facility for learning foreign languages – at his death he spoke and read eleven – but of his luminous intelligence, his gifts as a poet, his striking high-mindedness and idealism, his strong sense of the comic. At Oxford in 1938, with Iris Murdoch as his sweetheart, he was, like all generous-hearted and public-spirited young men and women of his class, a

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characterised much of the first half of its century. The unquestionable dogma and idealism that characterised the first decades was in part rooted in widespread experience of this success. Party rule provided an effective (if slowly stagnating) subsistence economy underpinned by what was in the economic domain a relatively egalitarian value structure. The painful political education that was a by-product of the Cultural Revolution, however, ate away at the practice of unquestioning faith. Over subsequent years the ‘manipulation and mobilisation of the population to support

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There has been some work on Labour’s defence and security policy since the Second World War, but this has not covered foreign policy as such.12 None of the major studies of the Labour Party subject Labour’s foreign policy Vic00 10/23/03 3:53 PM Page 3 INTRODUCTION 3 to sustained analysis. David Howell argues that both the Attlee and Wilson governments emphasised bi-partisanship in foreign policy and had an enduring attachment to nationalism and real-politik over a socialist foreign policy or even liberal idealism, but his analysis is very limited in depth.13

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