Modern Intellectual History August 2013 Issue Published

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September 26th, 2013

MIH 10.3, November


Josh Ehrlich, “William Robertson and Scientific Theism”

Iain McDaniel, “Philosophical History and the Science of Man in Scotland: Adam Ferguson’s Answer to Rousseau’s Second Discourse

Katja Guenther, “The disappearing lesion – Sigmund Freud, sensory-motor physiology, and the beginnings of psychoanalysis”

Daniel Geary, “Children of The Lonely Crowd: David Riesman, the Young Radicals, and the Splitting of Liberalism in the 1960s”



Mark Gamsa, “Uses and Misuses of a Chinese Renaissance”

James T. Kloppenberg, “Well-Tempered Liberalism”


Review Essays

Mark Peterson, “Why They Mattered: The Return of Politics to Puritan New England”

James Chappel, “Beyond Tocqueville: A Plea to Stop Taking Religion Seriously”

Francis Couvares, “Freedom, Modernity, and Mass Culture”


Charles Capper edits Modern Intellectual History. His coeditors are Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge), Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Virginia), and Samuel Moyn (Columbia University). Published by Cambridge University Press, the journal serves as a focal point and forum for scholarship in intellectual history and related fields. Though its primary focus is on Europe and the United States, it also devotes attention to intellectual and cultural exchanges between the West, the non-West, and the Americas. It encompasses the period from 1650 to the present. MIH is concerned with this era’s intellectual discourses—with understanding the contextual origins and reception of texts, and with recovering their historical meaning. The term “texts” encompasses various forms of intellectual and cultural expression, including political thought, philosophy, religion, literature, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the visual arts.