From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution: John Stuart-Glennie, Karl Jaspers, and a New Understanding of the Idea

Authors: Halton, E.

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In 1873, John Stuart Stuart-Glennie elaborated a theory of 'the moral revolution' to characterize the historical shift from roughly 600 BCE in a variety of civilizations, as part of a critical theory of history. This book brings light to the now eclipsed theory and offers new contexts and understandings of the phenomenon.

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Eugene Halton is Professor in the Deptartment of Sociology and the Deptarment of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

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'Halton has creatively introduced a new voice into the current pursuit of the 'axial age,' so thoroughly that readers who will never see Stuart-Glennie's rare books leave Halton's analysis with a clear understanding of what until now has been missing from the record. Intellectual historians are always on the look-out for fresh, previously overlooked material to reanimate. Halton has thus resurrected Stuart-Glennie with dedication and skill."

- Alan Sica, Professor of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, USA.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Jaspers, Stuart-Glennie, and the Origins of the Theory

    Halton, Eugene

    Pages 1-22

  • Religion, Habitat, and Cosmos

    Halton, Eugene

    Pages 23-44

  • Panzoonism, the Bioticon, and the 500-Year Cycles of History

    Halton, Eugene

    Pages 45-60

  • Islands of Light

    Halton, Eugene

    Pages 61-71

  • Jaspers and Mumford

    Halton, Eugene

    Pages 72-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From the Axial Age to the Moral Revolution: John Stuart-Glennie, Karl Jaspers, and a New Understanding of the Idea
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Eugene Halton
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47350-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137473509
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44158-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49487-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 145
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
Topics