Tributes: Interpreters of Our Cultural Tradition E. H. Gombrich

ISBN: 9780801417030

Published: 1984

Hardcover

270 pages


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Tributes: Interpreters of Our Cultural Tradition  by  E. H. Gombrich

Tributes: Interpreters of Our Cultural Tradition by E. H. Gombrich
1984 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 270 pages | ISBN: 9780801417030 | 5.71 Mb

In this collection of previously published essays, E. H. Gombrich pays tribute to twelve illustrious figures whose contributions influenced many of the ideas and values that make up our intellectual lives. His bicentennial address on the humanitiesMoreIn this collection of previously published essays, E. H. Gombrich pays tribute to twelve illustrious figures whose contributions influenced many of the ideas and values that make up our intellectual lives.

His bicentennial address on the humanities delivered at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is followed by studies of G. E. Leasing, G. F. Hegel, Lord Leverhulme, Sigmund Freud, Aby Warburg, J. Huizinga, George Boas, I. A. Richards, Dame Frances Yates, Ernst Kris, and Otto Kurz.Despite their great diversity in origin and outlook, all were involved with significant aspects of humanistic learning, ranging from humor to psychoanalysis.

As Gombrich points out in his Preface, The ease with which these minds of distinction were able to move into new fields of learning is in itself an object lesson which should not be lost on the reader. It was not piety alone, he explains, that prompted him to introduce such a varied selection of scholars and critics to the nonspecialist reader. By portraying these distinguished personalities, he intends to remind us of the value of and the need for the traditional branches of learning. Indeed, his fear that these areas of education are dangerously close to being put aside for more specialized technology and science courses provides an underlying theme for the volume.



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