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Journal of History and Ideas

October Newsletter

Volume 80, No. 4 of the Journal of the History of Ideas

Francesco Quatrini, “Adam Borreal on Collegiant Freedom of Speech”

Steven Nadler, “Spinoza and Menasseh ben Israel: Facts and Fictions”

Dabney Townsend, “On Genius: The Development of a Philosophical Concept in Eighteenth-Century Britain”

J. Laurence Hare, Fabian Link, “The Idea of Volk and the Origins of Völkisch Research, 1800–1930s”

Raúl Martínez Martínez, “Geoffrey Scott and Modern Architectural Thought: The Creation of a Legacy throughout the Twentieth Century”

Hugo Drochon, “Raymond Aron’s “Machiavellian” Liberalism”

Khairudin Aljunied, “Deformations of the Secular: Naquib Al-Attas’s Conception and Critique of Secularism”
Calling all graduate students, alumni, and faculty: Please help us support current and future graduate students by sharing a Comprehensive Exam Reading List for Intellectual History and related fields! Lists can be mailed to blogjhi@gmail.com. Check out our current archive here.
New podcasts from the JHI Blog podcast, "In Theory." Co-hosted by Ph.D. candidates Disha Karnad Jani (Princeton) and Simon Brown (Berkeley). You can listen to the most recent interview with Professor Michael Carhart about Leibniz Discovers Asia here. If you would like to propose an interview—either for you or the co-hosts to conduct—please email blogjhi@gmail.com to discuss more.
Dora Gao on the Comet of 44 BCE and the Politics of Late Republican Rome
The Writing and Editing of The Wollstonecraftian Mind by Sandrine Bergès, Eileen Hunt Botting, and Alan Coffee
Neglected Works in Intellectual History from Professors William J. Connell, Joyce Chaplin, Samuel Moyn, and Martin Jay
The second installment of a two-part interview with Falko Schmieder about his book Begriffsgeschichte and Historical Semantics (2016). 
Hans Blumenberg and Political Myth—a JHI Blog Forum reflecting on Präfiguration - Arbeit am politischen Mythos 
(Prefiguration - Work on Political Myth)
Milton at the Opera by John Phipps 
And Autumn reading recommendationsand late Autumn recommendations, from our editors. 






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