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Author Vanheste, Jeroen.

Title Guardians of the humanist legacy : the classicism of T.S. Eliot's Criterion network and its relevance to our postmodern world / by Jeroen Vanheste
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 541 pages) : illustrations
Series Philosophy of history and culture ; v. 26
Philosophy of history and culture ; v. 26
Contents Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Chapter One Introduction and overview; 1.1 Classicism: an Interbellum manifestation of humanism; 1.2 Humanism after the Second World War; 1.3 Positioning and aims of this study; 1.4 Methodological notes; 1.5 Tradition and renewal: a paradigm for the humanities; 1.6 Sources; 1.7 Terminological notes; Part I:Classicism in the Interbellum; Chapter Two A network of reviews and intellectuals; 2.1 The Criterion; 2.2 European men of letters; 2.3 Reviews with a European scope; Chapter Three Classicism and the humanistic tradition
3.1 A first acquaintance with classicism3.1.1 Eliot on classicism; 3.1.2 Classicism as opposed to romanticism; 3.1.3 On the term 'classicism'; 3.1.4 The classicist conception of culture; 3.1.5 Classicist values; 3.1.6 Political classicism; 3.2 The Western humanistic tradition; 3.2.1 What is humanism?; 3.2.2 Greece and Rome; 3.2.3 Humanism in the Christian Middle Ages; 3.2.4 Renaissance humanism; 3.2.5 Humanism in the 17th and 18th centuries; 3.2.6 Weimar humanism; 3.2.7 19th century anti-humanism: romanticism and dogmatic rationalism; 3.2.8 19th century humanism
3.2.9 19th and early 20th century Central-European humanism3.2.10 Humanism in the 20thcentury; 3.2.11 Humanism, humanist values and the humanist perception of man; 3.3 Classicist values; 3.3.1 Classicist expressions of the nature of man; 3.3.2 Reason and intellectual values; 3.3.3 Standards of excellence and first principles; 3.3.4 Historical sense; 3.3.5 Humanistic education: all-round Bildung; 3.3.6 The optimism of classicism; 3.4 Classicism as a humanism; Chapter Four The philosophy of classicism; 4.1 Philosophical and other influences on classicism; 4.1.1 Plato; 4.1.2 Aristotle
4.1.3 Matthew Arnold4.1.4 The humanism of Irving Babbitt; 4.1.5 The speculations of T.E. Hulme; 4.1.6 French influences; 4.2 The philosophical views of classicism; 4.2.1 Classicism and the philosophical currents in the Interbellum; 4.2.2 Eliot's philosophical stance; 4.2.3 The classicist opposition to life-philosophy; 4.2.4 Between rationalism and vitalism:Ortega y Gasset162; Chapter Five Classicism and the Idea of Europe; 5.1 Perceptions of Europe; 5.2 The cosmopolitan and anti-nationalistic attitude of classicism; 5.2.1 The cosmopolitanism of Eliot and the Criterion
5.2.2 Curtius and Ortega as European thinkers5.2.3 The cosmopolitanism and anti-nationalism of Benda; 5.2.4 Hofmannsthal as a European; 5.2.5 Cosmopolitanism: concluding remarks; 5.3 The classicist perception of Europe; 5.3.1 The classicist perception of Europe in the 1920s; 5.3.2 The changing Criterion perception of Europe in the 1930s; 5.4 The geography of Europe and the position of Germany; 5.5 National culture versus European culture; 5.6 Alyrical expression of the European Idea; Chapter Six The cultural criticism of classicism; 6.1 Reason dethroned
Summary The T.S. Eliot of the 1920s was a European humanist who was part of an international network of like-minded intellectuals. Their ideas about literature, education and European culture in general remain highly relevant to the cultural debates of our day
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 515-521) and index
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Subject Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 -- Philosophy.
Criterion miscellany.
Classicism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Humanism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 904742008X (electronic bk.)
9789047420088 (electronic bk.)