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Lepenies, Wolf

Works: 296 works in 843 publications in 9 languages and 10,067 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Other, Performer
Classifications: DD97, 943
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Most widely held works by Wolf Lepenies
The seduction of culture in German history by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

48 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the heyday of Weimar classicism, Germany has tried to distinguish herself through cultural achievements & aspirations from the merely 'civilized' West. High culture was seen thereby as a compensation for or as an alternative to politics. This text looks at the relationship between German politics & culture
A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study by Serge J-F Levy( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former members and faculty along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, this book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this unique community of scholars. Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and supports fundamental research in the sciences and humanities--the original, often speculative thinking that can transform how we understand our world. Albert Einstein was among the first in a long line of brilliant thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They include Kurt Gdel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This volume offers an intimate portrait in words and images of a storied institution that might best be described as a true academic village. The personal reflections collected here - written by leading figures from across the disciplines - bring this exceptional academic institution and its history vibrantly to life. The contributors to this anthology are Sir Michael Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane F. Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, and David H. Weinberg
Melancholy and society by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

55 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between literature and science : the rise of sociology by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme of this book is the conflict which arose in the early 19th century between the literary and the scientific intellectuals of Europe, as they competed for recognition as the chief analysts of the new industrial society in which they lived
Geschichte der Soziologie : Studien zur kognitiven, sozialen und historischen Identität einer Disziplin by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

28 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Trois cultures : entre science et littérature l'avènement de la sociologie by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cour d'honneur de la Sorbonne est domínée par deux statues - celle de Víctor Hugo et celle de Louis Pasteur - un poète et un homme de science. C'est à I'extérieur, sur la place de la Sorbonne, que se trouve le monument à Auguste Comte, fondateur et patron de la sociologie. Tandis que la littérature et les sciences avaient leur place assurée à l'intérieur de l'Université, la sociologie a dû conquerir le droit d'y entrer. Ce livre restitue la lutte que se livrent trois protagonistes, trois cultures : les sciences, les lettres et la sociologie. Certes, les forces en présence ne cessent de se redéfinir. Et que de différences entre la France marquée par l'héritage d'un Auguste Comte et déchirée par ses luttes idéologiques, l'Angleterre où une évolution moins polarisée produit de surprenantes alliances et l'Allemagne, où, plus tard venues, les sciences sociales provoquerit une scission radicale entre des cultures irréductibles. Mais nul schématisme dans ces pages où une érudition étourdissante, un art consommé de la composition et de la narration reconstituent toute la complexité des controverses, des idées et des positions sans négliger la bizarrerie du destin
Functions and uses of disciplinary histories by Loren R Graham( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Gibbon's allegation at the beginning of his Essay on the Study of Literature (1764) that the history of empires is that of the miseries of humankind whereas the history of the sciences is that of their splendour and happiness has for a long time been accepted by professional scientists and by historians of science alike. For its practitioner, the history of a discipline displayed above all the always difficult but fmally rewarding approach to a truth which was incorporated in the discipline in its actual fonn. Looking back, it was only too easy to distinguish those who erred and heretics in the field from the few forerunners of true science. On the one hand, the traditional history of science was told as a story of hero and hero worship, on the other hand it was, paradoxically enough, the constant attempt to remind the scientist whom he should better forget. It is not surprising at all therefore that the traditional history of science was a field of only minor interest for the practitioner of a distinct scientific diSCipline or specialty and at the same time a hardly challenging task for the professional historian. Nietzsche had already described the historian of science as someone who arrives late after harvest-time: it is somebody who is only a tolerated guest at the thanksgiving dinner of the scientific community
Das Ende der Naturgeschichte : Wandel kultureller Selbstverständlichkeiten in den Wissenschaften des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

30 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritik der Anthropologie : Marx und Freud, Gehlen und Habermas, ueber Aggression by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in German and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sainte-Beuve : auf der Schwelle zur Moderne by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in German and French and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un portrait de cet écrivain, conservateur non réactionnaire, qui conçut son travail comme une mission juridique participant d'un ordre moral et pensa une véritable Eglise des travailleurs de l'esprit. Avec en fond, une présentation de la France intellectuelle du XIXe siècle
Soziologische Anthropologie; Materialien by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Macht am Mittelmeer Französische Träume von einem anderen Europa by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Plan schien perfekt: Präsident Sarkozy wollte seine südlichen Nachbarn für eine Mittelmeerunion gewinnen, um ein Gegengewicht zur deutschen Dominanz in Europa zu etablieren. Angela Merkel wusste das zu verhindern. Für Wolf Lepenies ist dies keine zeitgeschichtliche Fußnote. Der französische Traum von der Macht am Mittelmeer führt in die unbewussten Regionen der europäischen Geschichte. Die Rivalität zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich greift Ideen und Stereotypen auf, die bis ins 18. Jahrhundert zurückreichen und heute wieder politischen Diskussionsstoff liefern. Man muss sie kennen, wenn man verstehen will, wie sich in Europa Koalitionen und Frontlinien bilden
Aufstieg und Fall der Intellektuellen in Europa by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autoren und Wissenschaftler im 18. Jahrhundert : Linné, Buffon, Winckelmann, Georg Forster, Erasmus Darwin by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folgen einer unerhörten Begebenheit : die Deutschen nach der Vereinigung by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orte des wilden Denkens : zur Anthropologie von Claude Lévi-Strauss by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in German and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce qu'un intellectuel européen : les intellectuels et la politique de l'esprit dans l'histoire européenne : Chaire européenne du Collège de France, 1991-1992 by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and memory = Ethik und Erinnerung by Elie Wiesel( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in German and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecture held at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin, June 1996. Discusses the importance of memory to human life. Unlike history, it has an ethical aspect; and it must be inclusive - of good and evil, the painful and the encouraging, Nazi crimes and those few who heroically resisted them. Points to the ghetto and concentration camp inmates who wrote journals, and to Dubnow who continued to write his history, so that we might remember. We should remember the Jews in the photographs - the old Jew whose beard is being cut off by laughing German soldiers, the starving children begging for bread. But as the generation of the Holocaust passes away, who will remember or want to remember? While Germany is now a praiseworthy democracy, there are troubling manifestations of insensitivity toward the Jewish past. Pp. 1-10 contain intoductory remarks by Wolf Lepenies on the occasion of the lecture
Entangled histories and negotiated universals : centers and peripheries in a changing world( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gefährliche Wahlverwandtschaften : Essays zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte by Wolf Lepenies( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study
A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced StudyMelancholy and societyBetween literature and science : the rise of sociologyFunctions and uses of disciplinary historiesEntangled histories and negotiated universals : centers and peripheries in a changing world
Alternative Names
Lepenies-Nolte, .. 1941-

Lepenies Wolf

Lepenies, Wolf, 1941-

Lepenis, Volf

Lepenis, Volf 1941-

Repenīsu, Vorufu 1941-

Repenīsu, Worufu 1941-

Wolf Lepenies deutscher Soziologe, Wissenschaftspolitiker und wissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller

Wolf Lepenies Duits schrijver

Wolf Lepenies German sociologist

Wolf Lepenies německý profesor sociologie

Wolf Lepenies niemiecki socjolog, politolog i autor publikacji

Wolf Lepenies professor académico alemão

Wolf Lepenies sociòleg alemany

Wolf Lepenies sociólogo alemán

Wolf Lepenies sociologue et politologue allemand

Wolf Lepenies tysk författare

Wolf Lepenies tysk skribent

Лепенис, Вольф

ولف لپنیز نویسنده آلمانی


ヴォルフ・レペニース 1941-

レペニース, W.

レペニース, ヴォルフ

レペニース, ヴォルフ 1941-

勒佩尼斯, 沃尔夫 1941-

沃尔夫・勒佩尼斯 1941-