Ideas from 'The Roots of Romanticism' by Isaiah Berlin [1965], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Roots of Romanticism' by Berlin,Isaiah [Pimlico 2000,0-7128-6544-7]].

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1. Philosophy / B. History of Ideas / 5. Later European Thought
Romanticism is the greatest change in the consciousness of the West
20. Action / C. Motives for Action / 3. Acting on Reason / b. Intellectualism
Most Enlightenment thinkers believed that virtue consists ultimately in knowledge
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues
If we are essentially free wills, authenticity and sincerity are the highest virtues
23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 2. Duty
The Greeks have no notion of obligation or duty
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 1. Existentialism
Central to existentialism is the romantic idea that there is nothing to lean on
29. Religion / C. Monotheistic Religion / 1. Judaism
Judaism and Christianity views are based on paternal, family and tribal relations