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John Bernstein

Professor Emeritus of History
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
 

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)

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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.

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