The Hero in History
THE HERO IN HISTORY
By Sidney Hook:
- The Hero in History
- Reason, Social Myths, and Democracy
- John Dewey: An Intellectual Portrait
- From Hegel to Marx
- Towards the Understanding of Karl Marx
- The Metaphysics of Pragmatism
- American Philosophy To-day and To-morrow (editor with Horace M. Kallen)
HERO IN HISTORY
A Study in Limitation
Copyright, 1943, by Sidney Hook
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- Leadership in the Modern World.
- The Cultivation of the Hero.
- The Hero as a Child of Crisis.
- The Hero and the Philosopher of History.
- Psychological Roots of Hero-Interest.
- Literature, Music, and Painting.
- Philosophy and Science.
- The Historical Hero.
- The Character of Rulers and Historical Conditions.
- Some Striking Correlations.
- Royalty by Right of Gametes.
- Interpretations of Wood’s Findings.
- The Hegelian World-Spirit.
- The Common Assumptions of Determinism.
- The Spencerian Formula.
- Empirical Elements.
- Engels and the Mysticism of Dialectics.
- Plechanov and Madame Pompadour.
- The Conflict Between Monism and Evidence.
- The Heritage of Social Determinism.
- Heroic Action and Historical Alternatives.
- The Hero as Puppet.
- Drouet’s Cart and the Fall of France.
- The Invasion of England.
- The Persian Victory at Marathon.
- Winston Churchill on Lee’s Victory at Gettysburg.
- The Fanciful “If” and Scientific “If.”
- The Hazards of Prophecy.
- The Vanity of Historical Perspectives.
- The Meanings of Contingency.
- The Limits of Contingency.
- The Lost Chances of History.
- Defining the Hero.
- Eventful and Event-Making Personalities.
- Constantine and Jefferson.
- The Uneventful Period.
- Robespierre and Justinian.
- The Hero, the Machine, and the Social Class.
- The Illusion of Eventfulness.
- Some Eventful Women: Cleopatra, Theodora, Catherine II.
- The Influence of the October Revolution.
- Was the October Revolution Historically Inevitable?
- Lenin as an Eventful Man or Historical Hero.
- A World Without Lenin.
- Lenin’s Political Portrait.
- Can a Democracy Trust Heroes?
- The Hero as a Demagogue.
- Heroes and Delegated Powers.
- The Democratic Philosophy of the Hero.
- The Critics of Democracy: Mosca, Pareto, and Michels.
- The Scope of Historical Laws.
- Degrees of Social Necessity.
- Responsibility and Freedom.
- The Alternatives Before Us.
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