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  • John Bernstein, Professor Emeritus of History in the History Department at the University of Delaware

    Professor Emeritus of History
    University of Delaware
    231 John Munroe Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    302-831-1860
    W/10:00-11:00

    Biography

    ​John Andrew Bernstein teaches European Intellectual History from 1600 to the present. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1970. He is the author of three books, Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant: an Introduction to the Conflict between Aesthetic and Moral Values in Modern ThoughtNietzsche’s Moral Philosophy; and Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry. He has also published articles in several journals. He is currently working on an interpretation of the political meaning of theism.

    Publications

    Books:

    • Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999)
    • Nietzsche's Moral Philosophy (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1987)
    • Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant: an Introduction to the Conflict between Aesthetic and Moral Values in Modern Thought(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1980)

    Courses

    HIST102 Western Civilization: 1648 to the Present

    The principal political, social, economic and cultural developments in Western civilization since the middle of the 17th century.

     

    HIST393 Topics in European History: CULTURE: MONARCHS TO MASSES

    Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. The emphasis when taught in Newark is on particular aspects of European history distinct from national narratives. The syllabi are typically complemented by visits to museums and appropriate historic sites when taught abroad. Topics vary but often focus on a sweeping historical survey of the particular European country in which a Study Abroad program is taking place.

 

 

231 John Munroe HallNewark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass1C5DF72CCE6846E3B558F464CA63C71A"><p>​John Andrew Bernstein teaches European Intellectual History from 1600 to the present. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1966 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1970. He is the author of three books, <em>Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant: an Introduction to the Conflict between Aesthetic and Moral Values in Modern Thought</em>; <em>Nietzsche’s Moral Philosophy</em>; and <em>Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry</em>. He has also published articles in several journals. He is currently working on an interpretation of the political meaning of theism.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass8953AE0A3C6A4A80A988130D844724C3"><h4>Books:</h4><ul><li><em>Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical Inquiry</em> (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1999)</li><li><em>Nietzsche's Moral Philosophy</em> (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1987)</li><li><em>Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant: an Introduction to the Conflict between Aesthetic and Moral Values in Modern Thought</em>(Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1980)</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass2A3E5FB6D278467D97E82885C361B2E4"><p><strong>HIST102 Western Civilization: 1648 to the Present</strong></p><p>The principal political, social, economic and cultural developments in Western civilization since the middle of the 17th century.</p><p> </p><p><strong>HIST393 Topics in European History: CULTURE: MONARCHS TO MASSES</strong></p><p>Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. The emphasis when taught in Newark is on particular aspects of European history distinct from national narratives. The syllabi are typically complemented by visits to museums and appropriate historic sites when taught abroad. Topics vary but often focus on a sweeping historical survey of the particular European country in which a Study Abroad program is taking place.</p><ul><li><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/udel.edu/presentation/d/1gPIfefW_y0Aa3h5N8CUPrQt9L3FBLPdjHvRlz-eFNCA/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Class Image Gallery 1</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GpkX4lgVKOQQ_JP15FuQ6IxcImiMrxboSo14bsI45CA/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Class Image Gallery 2</a></strong></li><li><a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hl2RUj9XG2tpMdHH-Qah8A8fNz82awMtXxtuoH0MksA/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Class Image Gallery 3</strong></a></li></ul></div>PublicationsCoursesjohnbern@udel.eduBernstein, John302-831-1860 <img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/faculty/Bernstein_John.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Professor Emeritus of HistoryW/10:00-11:00http://primus.nss.udel.edu/CoursesSearch/search-results?first_instr_name=Bernsteinhttp://primus.nss.udel.edu/experts/326514378-John_Andrew_Bernstein

 

 

Progress and the Quest for Meaning: A Philosophical and Historical InquiryBernstein, JohnFairleigh Dickinson University PressRutherford1999https://www.amazon.com/Progress-Quest-Meaning-Philosophical-Historical/dp/0838635032<p>​There has been a surprising absence of a general philosophical overview of progress as a method of articulating human meaning. This book attempts to fill this gap.<br></p>
Nietzsche's Moral PhilosophyBernstein, JohnFairleigh Dickinson University PressRutherford1987https://www.amazon.com/Nietzsches-Moral-Philosophy-Andrew-Bernstein/dp/0838632831<p>​Expounds and criticizes the moral consequences of Nietzsche's basic concept of the will to power. This study argues that Nietzsche's doctrines on moral subjects reveal a man profoundly torn between different and conflicting impulses.<br></p>
Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant: an Introduction to the Conflict between Aesthetic and Moral Values in Modern ThoughtBernstein, JohnFairleigh Dickinson University PressRutherford1980https://www.amazon.com/Shaftesbury-Rousseau-Kant-Introduction-Aesthetic/dp/0838623514/<p>​Attempts to gain some historical perspective on the diverse modern conflicts between the moral and the aesthetic by examining the role of each in three major and widely influential thinkers of the 18th century: Shaftesbury, Rousseau, and Kant. Also examined are the traditions, which, in turn, influenced the philosophers both positively and negatively.</p>

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