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Hook, Sidney 1902-1989

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Works: 526 works in 2,189 publications in 6 languages and 50,919 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Festschriften  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Performer, Narrator, htt, Honoree, Creator, Adapter, pre, Dedicatee, win, Compiler
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Philosophy and public policy by Sidney Hook( )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Hegel to Marx : studies in the intellectual development of Karl Marx by Sidney Hook( Book )

82 editions published between 1868 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 2,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero in history : a study in limitation and possibility by Sidney Hook( Book )

78 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic study, Sidney Hook, a major philosopher and social theorist of the twentieth century offers a searching examination of the conditions under which individuals make choices that significantly alter the course of historical events and presents a scathing critique of various forms of social determination that deny the individual freedom of action or a decisive role in history. The myth of the hero as the savior of the tribe or nation, as Hook notes, is older than written history. Until the nineteenth century, the hero functioned not merely as a cult figure but as a principle of historical explanation, a key to the rise and fall of countries and even of cultures. The exaggerations and omissions of this point of view produced an equally simplistic reaction with the formulation of determinist historiographies in which physical, racial, social, and economic forces replaced individuals as the dynamic factors in the development of events. Hook singles out orthodox Marxism as the most all-encompassing determinist system and subjects the historical thinking of Engels, Plekhanov, and Trotsky to sharp and meticulous scrutiny. Using the Russian Revolution as a test case, Hook observes that while the February 1917 Revolution was an inevitable development, the October revolution was, according to the best historical evidence, contingent upon the personality and actions of Lenin. In his 1978 reconsideration of the subject of heroism, appearing new to this edition, Hook defines a middle ground between the extremes of voluntarism and determinism that explains why the presence of strong personalities are decisive under certain conditions while under others key actors would appear to be almost interchangeable. He points us toward an understanding of a fascinating problem in history and raises essential questions about the role of "great" men and women in a democracy. The Hero in History will be of interest to intellectual historians, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists
The paradoxes of freedom by Sidney Hook( Book )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2020 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx and the Marxists; the ambiguous legacy by Sidney Hook( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political power and personal freedom : critical studies in democracy, communism, and civil rights by Sidney Hook( Book )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey, philosopher of science and freedom; a symposium by Sidney Hook( Book )

21 editions published between 1950 and 1976 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and philosophy; [proceedings of] a symposium by Sidney Hook( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religious experience and truth : a symposium by S. e. d Hook( Book )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers from the 4th annual meeting of the New York University Institute of Philosophy ... New York, October 21-22, 1960. Cf NUC 1956-1967 imprints, vol. 51
Determinism and freedom in the age of modern science ; a philosophical symposium by New York University Institute of Philosophy (1st : 1957 : New York (N.Y.))( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for being : and other studies in naturalism and humanism by Sidney Hook( Book )

16 editions published between 1934 and 1971 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by a contemporary American philosopher on secularism, religion, moral freedom, etc., published in journals covering the years 1934-1960
Common sense and the fifth Amendment by Sidney Hook( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and history, a symposium by Sidney Hook( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic freedom and academic anarchy by Sidney Hook( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and philosophy; a symposium by Sidney Hook( Book )

40 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimensions of mind : a symposium by Sidney Hook( Book )

66 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion in a free society by Sidney Hook( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book was in essentials originally delivered as lectures in the Montgomery lectureship on contemporary civilization at the University of Nebraska, March 23 and 25, 1964."
Reason, social myths and democracy by Sidney Hook( Book )

49 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi yong shi yong zhu yi qu jie shi, Fa hui he pi ping ma ke si zhu yi, Fa zhan shi yong zhu yi de ma ke si xue;Nei rong bao kuo xin yang fang shi shang de chong tu, Zhi shi he li yi, Lun zuo wei wu qi de si xiang, Wan zheng de ren dao zhu yi, Bian zheng fa yu zi ran deng
Moral problems in contemporary society : essays in humanistic ethics by Paul Kurtz( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays describing how man struggles to achieve human happiness as the highest human good. The collection shows how humanism presents a vision of a society in which the fruits of modern technology and automation can be enjoyed and leisure life enriched, as man achieves the jhust and equitable society his faith in freedom, reason, and dignity makes him desire
American philosophers at work : the philosophic scene in the United States by Sidney Hook( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The paradoxes of freedom
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The hero in history : a study in limitation and possibilityThe paradoxes of freedomMarx and the Marxists; the ambiguous legacyReason, social myths and democracySidney Hook : philosopher of democracy and humanismYoung Sidney Hook : Marxist and pragmatistSidney Hook reconsidered
Alternative Names
Hook, Sidney

Hook, Sidney, 1902-

Hook, Sydney

Hook, Sydney 1902-1989

Hūk, Sīdnī, 1902-1989

Sidney Hook, 1902-1989.

Sidney Hook Amerikaans filosoof

Sidney Hook fealsamh Meiriceánach

Sidney Hook filòsof estatunidenc

Sidney Hook filósofo estadounidense

Sidney Hook filosofo statunitense

Sidney Hook philosophe américain

Sidney Hook US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Publizist

Сидни Хук

Хук, Сидни, 1902-1989.

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סידני הוק פילוסוף אמריקאי

سدني هوك، 1902-1989

سيدني هووك فيلسوف أمريكي

هوك، سدنى

هوك، سيدنى، 1902-1989

هوک، سيدنى

후크, 시드니 1902-1989

シドニー・フック

フック, シドニー

悉尼·胡克

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