Search for dissertations about: "Enlightenment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 29 swedish dissertations containing the word Enlightenment.

  1. 1. Reason and Utopia Reconsidering the Concept of Emancipation in Critical Theory

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Political Science, Stockholm University

    Author : Andreas Gottardis; Stockholms universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Emancipation; Critical Theory; Jürgen Habermas; Frankfurt School; Enlightenment Philosophy; Enlightenment Skepticism; Deliberative Democracy; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : What does emancipation mean today? In political theory, the idea of emancipation has typically been understood as a process of rationalization involving the promotion of human rights or the historical overcoming of capitalism. However, in contemporary social criticism the earlier antagonism between liberalism and Marxism has largely been replaced by the conflict between Enlightenment thinking and Enlightenment critique. READ MORE

  2. 2. Authenticity and its Contemporary Challenges On Techniques of Staging Bodies

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Musicology and Performance Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Franziska Bork-Petersen; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; techniques of the body; staging; self; authenticity; Menschenbilder; The Swan; Germany’s Next Topmodel; cosmetic surgery; Enlightenment; models of identity.; teatervetenskap; Theatre Studies;

    Abstract : In this thesis I investigate what ‘authenticity’ means in a contemporary popular context and how it is used in the staging of bodies. Furthermore, I analyse works of dance and fashion from the past fifteen years with a focus on their strategies of challenging the notion of ‘bodily authenticity’. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stable Media in the Age of Revolutions Depictions of Economic Matters in British and Swedish State Newspapers, 1770–1820

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sarah Linden Pasay; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic language; Sweden; Britain; newspapers; public sphere; embeddedness; Enlightenment; modernity; London Gazette; Post- och Inrikes Tidningar; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : The dissertation examines how economic matters were depicted between 1770 and 1820 in two European kingdoms. Britain and Sweden are studied during this Age of Revolutions from the state’s perspective; state-managed newspapers are examined, one from Britain, the London Gazette, and two from Sweden, Stockholms Post-Tidningar and Inrikes Tidningar. READ MORE

  4. 4. Treacherous Liberties Isaiah Berlin's Theory of Positive and Negative Freedom in Contemporary Political Culture

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gina Gustavsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; freedom; liberty; values; autonomy; authenticity; tolerance; liberalism; permissiveness; Romanticism; Enlightenment; diversity; Inglehart; political culture; civicness; factor analysis; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : Contemporary attitudes in affluent Western societies are characterised by a growing emphasis on individual freedom. What, then, does this commitment to liberty entail for our openness to diversity; and ultimately for liberal democracy? Previous research on popular attitudes, for example by Ronald Inglehart, tends to assume that valuing freedom entails an encouragement of a plurality of life-styles. READ MORE

  5. 5. Trees of Knowledge : Science and the Shape of Genealogy

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Petter Hellström; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cultural history of science; science and metaphor; science and visual representation; family trees; tree diagrams; information management; classification; natural history; philology; music theory; genealogy; evolution; secularisation; Enlightenment; French Revolution; Augustin Augier 1758–1825 ; Félix Gallet 1773–c. 1840 47 ; Henri Montan Berton 1767–1844 .; Idé- och lärdomshistoria; History of Sciences and Ideas;

    Abstract : This study investigates early employments of family trees in the modern sciences, in order to historicise their iconic status and now established uses, notably in evolutionary biology and linguistics. Moving beyond disciplinary accounts to consider the wider cultural background, it examines how early uses within the sciences transformed family trees as a format of visual representation, as well as the meanings invested in them. READ MORE