ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
APA 6th Edition
Osten, M. (2002). ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT. Politička misao, 39 (3), 88-105. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677
MLA 8th Edition
Osten, Manfred. "ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT." Politička misao, vol. 39, no. 3, 2002, pp. 88-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677. Accessed 28 May 2022.
Chicago 17th Edition
Osten, Manfred. "ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT." Politička misao 39, no. 3 (2002): 88-105. https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677
Osten, M. (2002). 'ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT', Politička misao, 39(3), pp. 88-105. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677 (Accessed 28 May 2022)
Osten M. ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT. Politička misao [Internet]. 2002 [cited 2022 May 28];39(3):88-105. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677
M. Osten, "ON MAN’S FREEDOM IN ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT", Politička misao, vol.39, no. 3, pp. 88-105, 2002. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/23677. [Accessed: 28 May 2022]
The author looks into the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt. He makes him into a protagonist of a scientific globalizational concept that linked the promotion of science with the trinity of liberty, equality and fraternity. Humboldt, namely, thought that “fraternité” is realized in the form of a worldwide dialogue of scientists. The author observes that Humboldt was a pragmatic and organizational genius of networking i.e. the strategy of public relations that included contacts with scientists and the popularization of scientific achievements. Humboldt’s Eurocentrism that comes to the fore in his work about his travels is nevertheless as ambivalent as is the history of the reception of that work. Truth to tell, this work lay the foundation for European colonization, the economic approach and the exploitation of Latin America, but was also essential for its selfunderstanding and political emancipation. The author claims that Humboldt’s private and political ambivalence, essentially productive, is the result of his magnificent incompleteness and imperfections.
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