Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The essays in this volume seek to examine the uses to which concepts of genius have been put in different cultures and times. Collectively, they are designed to make two new statements. First, seen in historical and comparative perspective, genius is not a natural fact and universal human constant that has been only recently identified by modern science, but instead a categorical mode of assessing human ability and merit. Second, as a concept with specific definitions and resonances, genius has performed specific cultural work within each of the societies in which it had a historical presence.
About the Author:
Joyce E. Chaplin is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University, USA. She is the author of The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius and co-author of The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus.
Darrin M. McMahon is the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College, USA. He is the author of Divine Fury: A History of Genius; Happiness: A History, and the co-editor of Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History.
Buchbeschreibung Palgrave Macmillan US Macmillan Education Springer Palgrave Macmillan Dez 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Genius as a historical concept, rather than as a presumed trans-historical fact, is surprisingly underexamined, even as millions of daily decisions-personal, institutional, and governmental-are made according to unexamined assumptions about it. The essays in this book show that the origins and uses of concepts of genius warrant careful examination. 191 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781137497642