The Austrian Mind: An Intellectual and Social History, 1848-1938

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University of California Press, 1983 - History - 515 pages
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Very dense essay-like chapters on various aspects of Viennese life at the turn of the century. Pretty smooth read considering its heft, covers the political, intellectual, economic and cultural mileu. Read full review

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Astoundingly erudite and comprehensive. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE 1 From Baroque to Biedermeier
11
The Emperor and His Court
30
An Empire of Bureaucrats
45
Economists as Bureaucrats
76
r Legal Theorists
88
AustroMarxists
99
Musicians and Music Critics
128
part four 18 Marcionists at Prague
265
The Leibnizian Vision of Harmony
274
Franz Brentano and His Followers
290
Last Exponents of the Leibnizian
308
Aristocrats as Philanthropists
318
part five 24 Institutions and Intellectuals in Hungary
335
A Modernizing City in a Semifeudal Nation
342
Utopians from Hungary
357

Devotees of the Visual Arts
141
Critics of Aestheticism
156
part three Fascination with Death
165
Philosophers of Science
181
Philosophers of Language
196
Philosophers of Dialogue
214
Freud and Medicine
221
Freud and Vienna
238
Film Critics
380
Soothsayers
389
Modernity Duplicity Spurs Creativity
396
Notes
405
Bibliography 473
452
Index
497
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William M. Johnston is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Massachusettes, Amherst.

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