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Fiske, John 1842-1901

Overview
Works: 502 works in 2,494 publications in 4 languages and 41,931 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Reference works  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Correspondent, Secretary, Author of introduction
Classifications: E175.5, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )

82 editions published between 1888 and 2008 in English and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )

45 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 1,617 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 )

70 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

74 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,383 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 )

53 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )

40 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,035 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 956 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
The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )

91 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 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)
Essays, historical, and literary by John Fiske( Book )

22 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )

40 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 772 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 )

60 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

103 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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 715 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 )

70 editions published between 1883 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 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 )

80 editions published between 1879 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 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
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 )

49 editions published between 1884 and 2010 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1876 and 2013 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
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )

11 editions published in 1888 in English and German and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

57 editions published between 1874 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 330 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"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 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 American philosopher and historian

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

Languages
English (1,179)

Dutch (2)

German (1)

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 originThrough 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