Anthropology and antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Anthropology and antihumanism in Imperial Germany

Editorial: Chicago

Páginas: 364

Año: 2001

EAN: 9780226983424

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The rise of imperialism jeopardized the centuries-old European tradition of humanist scholarship as the key to understanding the world. Nowhere was this more true than in nineteenth-century Germany. It was there, the author argues, thet the battle lines of today´ s "culture wars" were first drawn when anthropology challenged humanism as a basis for human scientific knowledge.