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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 473 works in 2,566 publications in 3 languages and 43,073 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Biography‡vDictionaries  Genealogy  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: E175.5, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

108 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious liberty by John Fiske( Book )

88 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

44 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske( Book )

81 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )

30 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )

50 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )

38 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske( Book )

30 editions published between 1902 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

92 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1884, American historian and philosopher John Fiske published The Destiny of Man, which discussed humanity's origin, destiny and place in the universe. A leading populariser of Darwin's theory in the United States and influenced by Herbert Spencer, Fiske considers views of human progress via evolutionary social change and the harmony between science and religion. The Destiny of Man is composed of sixteen chapters that anticipate philosophical questions from a typical non-scientific audience: the origins of atheism, the shifting hierarchal positions of humanity through history as proposed by Copernicus and later by Darwin, human brain size, and the 'dawning of consciousness' as a result of the growth and development of moral sentiment and inventiveness through natural selection. Interestingly, at the end of the book, Fiske discusses the historical power relationships of ruling governments and predicts that as humans evolve and become more civilised, war will eventually end
Outlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy by John Fiske( Book )

125 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This final volume of the series on cosmic philosophy is based on the doctrine of evolution and includes criticisms on the positive philosophy. In the first part of this volume the author discusses the progress of the evolution of society, the genesis of man's intelligence, and the genesis of morality. The second part looks at the question of cosmic philosophy, anthropomorphic theism, cosmic theism, matter and spirit, and religion as adjustment. The author closes this volume with a discussion on the critical attitude of philosophy." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )

24 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac's struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of the Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske's eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, MO, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The text draws heavily on remembrances and personal journals of Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and examines in painstaking detail not just events on the field of battle but the logistical considerations and political maneuvering that helped shape these campaigns. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy's left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion
American political ideas viewed from the standpoint of universal history : three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in May, 1880 by John Fiske( Book )

60 editions published between 1884 and 2015 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

40 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: The mystery of evil, 36 p. (MA 145). Part 2: The Cosmic roots of love and self-sacrifice, 38 p. (MA 141); Part 3: The Everlasting reality of religion, 39 p. (MA 146)
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )

61 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )

105 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an online version of the work, Myths and myth-makers, by John Fiske. It explores the origins of folklore and looks at the history of old tales and superstitions. Visitors can select a particular chapter or choose to read the work in direct order
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )

59 editions published between 1885 and 2012 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1885 work examines the theory of evolution's impact on religion. The author believes there is no conflict between science and religion, and that social conditions trump natural selection. Influenced by the ideas of Herbert Spencer, Fiske's writings were praised by Darwin
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )

68 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian and philosopher John Fiske tried to reconcile orthodox religious beliefs with Darwin's science, both on the lecture platform and in his collections of essays. Excursions of an Evolutionist is one such collection, eloquently written and containing such chapters as, Europe Before the Arrival of Man," The Origins of Protestantism," and Evolution and Religion," as well as a brief memoir of Charles Darwin
Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

81 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I. Darwinism verified -- II. Mr. Mivart on Darwinism -- III. Dr. Bateman on Darwinism -- IV. Dr. Büchner on Darwinism -- V. A crumb for the "modern symposium" -- VI. Chauncey Wright -- VII. What is inspiration? -- VIII. Dr. Hammond on the table-tippers -- IX. Mr. Buckle's fallacies -- X. Postscript on Mr. Buckle -- XI. The races of the Danube -- XII. A librarian's work
The unseen world, and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

64 editions published between 1876 and 2015 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by John Fiske. This collection includes:, 'The Unseen World', 'The To-Morrow of Death', 'The Jesus of History', 'The Christ of Dogma', 'A Word About Miracles', 'Draper on Science and Religion', 'Nathan the Wise', 'Historical Difficulties', 'The Famine of 1770 in Bengal', 'Spain and the Netherlands', 'Longfellow's Dante', 'Paine's 'St. Peter'', 'A Phillosophy of Art', 'Athenian and American Life.'"--Provided by publisher
The life and letters of John Fiske by John Spencer Clark( Book )

7 editions published between 1907 and 1917 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the letters that American philosopher and historian John Fiske (1842-1901) wrote to his wife and his mother, as well as his diaries, published writings, and correspondence with family, friends, and fellow philosophers. Together, these documents present a biographical sketch of Fiske's life, personality, literary writings, and philosophical thought. Fiske was responsible for applying the Darwinian theory of evolution to philosophical and historical studies in the United States." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Alternative Names
Fisk, John.

Fisk, John 1842-1901

Fisk, ohn 1842-1901

Fiske, John

Fiske, John pseud

Green, Edmund Fisk.

Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901

Green Edmund Fiske

John Fiske Amerikaans historicus (1842-1901)

John Fiske filozof i historyk amerykański

John Fiske US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Historiker

Джон Фиске

フイスク, ジヨン

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English (1,320)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

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The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious libertyThe Dutch and Quaker colonies in AmericaNew France and New EnglandThe destiny of man viewed in the light of his originOutlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophyThrough nature to GodCivil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its originsMyths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythologyThe idea of God as affected by modern knowledge