History of ideas

by Henry on October 11, 2004

Cosma Shalizi “informs us”:http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/273.html that the 1973-74 edition of the Dictionary of the History of Ideas is “online”:http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/DicHist/dict.html. Cosma provides pointers to some of the more interesting articles, and notes in passing E.P. Thompson’s dictum that ” to any rational mind, the greater part of the history of ideas is a history of freaks.” While you’re there, be sure to check out his unique take on “Friday cat-blogging”:http://www.cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/weblog/271.html.