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Fiske, John 1842-1901

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Works: 371 works in 2,263 publications in 6 languages and 40,092 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Genealogy  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Correspondent
Classifications: E176, 973.2
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The critical period of American history, 1783-1789 by John Fiske( Book )
105 editions published between 1888 and 2011 in English and held by 2,419 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 )
99 editions published between 1880 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unseen world and other essays by John Fiske( )
54 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Revolution by John Fiske( Book )
80 editions published between 1891 and 1970 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dutch and Quaker colonies in America by John Fiske( Book )
59 editions published between 1889 and 2013 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old Virginia and her neighbours by John Fiske( Book )
75 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discovery of America : with some account of ancient America and the Spanish conquest by John Fiske( Book )
88 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography by James Grant Wilson( Book )
60 editions published between 1886 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,785 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
Outlines of cosmic philosophy; based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy by John Fiske( Book )
105 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,264 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)
New France and New England by John Fiske( Book )
53 editions published between 1898 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil government in the United States : considered with some reference to its origins by John Fiske( Book )
60 editions published between 1890 and 2007 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The destiny of man viewed in the light of his origin by John Fiske( Book )
90 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,163 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 )
28 editions published between 1902 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myths and myth-makers: old tales and superstitions interpreted by comparative mythology by John Fiske( Book )
115 editions published between 1872 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 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
Darwinism, and other essays by John Fiske( Book )
66 editions published between 1879 and 2012 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's writings on the philosophical implications of evolution, praised by Charles Darwin himself, were also influenced by Herbert Spencer. This 1897 collection, which the London Academy said "may be not unfairly designated the most important contribution yet made by America to philosophical literature," includes fifteen brilliant essays
Through nature to God by John Fiske( Book )
34 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third volume in Fiske's acclaimed series of studies in religious philosophy, Through Nature to God, continues his typical lucidity of expression and advocacy of the theory of evolution. Here, he argues that an analysis of Nature and Nature's way yields God
The Mississippi Valley in the Civil War by John Fiske( Book )
27 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and held by 1,016 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 )
41 editions published between 1885 and 1970 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of God as affected by modern knowledge by John Fiske( Book )
62 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 885 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 )
63 editions published between 1883 and 2011 in English and held by 875 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
 
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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
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English (1,418)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
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