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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Works: 400 works in 2,444 publications in 6 languages and 43,660 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  Folklore  Sources  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Secretary, Correspondent, Publishing director
Classifications: E176, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

96 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in English and held by 2,284 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 )

98 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

66 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )

81 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading television by John Fiske( Book )

78 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book's overall approach - recognizable now as cultural studies - became widely influential when Reading Television was first published in 1978, and it continues to shape the field internationally. In this edition, John Hartley reflects on the development of television studies since then and provides invaluable new suggestions for further reading. His fascinating foreword both underlines and ensures the continuing relevance of this foundational text, which provides the ideal entry point for anyone wanting to understand the place of television within contemporary culture."--Jacket
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )

59 editions published between 1886 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of citizens of the U. S., some citizens of other countries in North and South America, and a few foreigners closely allied with American history. For other editions, see Title Catalog
New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )

52 editions published between 1898 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 982 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
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )

116 editions published between 1872 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on origins and common themes within different mythologies" --Provided by publisher
The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

94 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having been invited to give an address before the Concord School of Philosophy this summer, upon some subject relating to the question of immortality there under discussion, it seemed a proper occasion for putting together the following thoughts on the origin of Man and his place in the universe. In dealing with the unknown, it is well to take one's start a long way within the limits of the known. The question of a future life is generally regarded as lying outside the range of legitimate scientific discussion. Yet while fully admitting this, one does not necessarily admit that the subject is one with regard to which we are forever debarred from entertaining an opinion. Now our opinions on such transcendental questions must necessarily be affected by the total mass of our opinions on the questions which lie within the scope of scientific inquiry; and from this point of view it becomes of surpassing interest to trace the career of Humanity within that segment of the universe which is accessible to us. The teachings of the doctrine of evolution as to the origin and destiny of Man have, moreover, a very great speculative and practical value of their own, quite apart from their bearings upon any ultimate questions. The body of this essay is accordingly devoted to setting forth these teachings in what I conceive to be their true light; while their transcendental implications are reserved for the sequel. As the essay contains an epitome of my own original contributions to the doctrine of evolution, I have added at the end a short list of references to other works of mine, where the points here briefly mentioned are more fully argued and illustrated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )

63 editions published between 1890 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy by John Fiske( Book )

83 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up.; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Darwinism : and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

82 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the present age, when the number of scientific inquirers has greatly increased and the interchange of thoughts has become rapid and constant, it takes much less time for a new generalisation to make its way into people's minds. It is now barely eighteen years since Mr. Darwin's views on the origin of species were announced in a book which purported to be only the rough preliminary sketch of a greater work in course of preparation. But, though greeted at the beginning with ridicule and opprobrium, the theory of natural selection has already won a complete and overwhelming victory. One could count on one's fingers the number of eminent naturalists who still decline to adopt it, and the hesitancy of these appears to be determined in the main by theological or metaphysical, and therefore not strictly relevant, objections. But it is not simply that the great body of naturalists have accepted the Darwinian theory: it has become part and parcel of their daily thoughts, an element in every investigation which cannot be got rid of. With a tacit consent that is almost unanimous, the classificatory relations among plants and animals have come to be recognised as representing degrees of genetic kinship. One needs but to read constantly such scientific journals as Nature, or to peer into the proceedings of scientific societies, to see how thoroughly all contemporary inquiry is permeated by the conception of natural selection. The record of research, whether in embryology, in palaeontology, or in the study of the classification and distribution of organised beings, has come to be the registration of testimony in support of Mr. Darwin's hypothesis. So deeply, indeed, has this mighty thinker impressed his thoughts on the mind of the age that in order fully to unfold the connotations of the word "Darwinism" one could hardly stop short of making an index to the entire recent literature of the organic sciences. The sway of natural selection in biology is hardly less complete than that of gravitation in astronomy; and thus it is probably true that no other scientific discoverer has within his own lifetime obtained so magnificent a triumph as Mr. Darwin. The comparison of the doctrine of natural selection with the Newtonian theory is made advisedly, as I wish to call attention to some differences in the aspect of the proofs by which two such different hypotheses are established"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

32 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 774 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)
Excursions of an evolutionist by John Fiske( Book )

64 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 696 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
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 )

44 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unseen world, and other essays by John Fiske( Book )

58 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 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
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Alternative Names
Fisk, John.

Fisk, John 1842-1901

Fisk, ohn 1842-1901

Fiske, John pseud

Green, Edmund Fisk.

Green, Edmund Fisk 1842-1901

Green, Edmund Fiske

John Fiske American philosopher and historian

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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The beginnings of New England : or, The Puritan theocracy in its relations to civil and religious libertyThe Dutch and Quaker colonies in AmericaOld Virginia and her neighboursThe discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquestReading televisionAppletons' cyclopaedia of American biographyNew France and New EnglandMyths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology