R. Joseph Holt
C. Phil., UCLA, 2009; A.M., History, Stanford University, 2001; MALS (Liberal Studies), Reed College, 1996; A.B., History, University of California, Davis, 1993
Early Modern and Modern Europe; Intellectual and Cultural
17th-19th centuries; Enlightenment, esp. in Scotland and Germany; history of the human sciences; travel narrative, exploration, and cross-cultural encounters; comparative empire; global history; political thought; history of philosophy; and, theories of the self. Dissertation: globalization, empire, and Enlightenment anthropological thought.
"The Absent Ground of Meaning in Wirrungen, Irrungen," in Cultural Codes in Flux: New Approaches to Theodor Fontane, ed. Marion Doebeling (Camden House, 2000).
"Mediating Mankind: Vitalism and the Anthropological Turn in the Thought of Adam Smith," 25th Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, Columbia, SC, April 2012
"Global Sympathies/Provincial Sociabilities: Civil Society Between Imperial Center and Worldwide Empire," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vancouver BC, March 2011
"Savages Among Philosophers: The Politics of Progress in the Scottish Enlightenment's Science of Man," American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Richmond, Virginia 2009
"Childhood Memory and/as the Uncanny in German Romanticism," Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Utrecht, The Netherlands 1996
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