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Memory and history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The question of the relationship between history and memory has been the subject of an extensive debate in recent decades. However, memory was not among the main concepts of earlier modern reconstructions of history, which looked...

The epic of history

Dmitri Nikulin

Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York, USA. His interests range from ancient and early modern philosophy to the philosophy of dialogue and of literature. He is the author of a number of books including Matter, Imagination and Geometry (2002), On Dialogue (2006), Dialectic and Dialogue (2010), and Comedy, Seriously (2014). He is also the editor of and contributor to The Other Plato (2012) and Memory: A Philosophical History (2015) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Concept of History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Doer and teller, poet and historian. An important question is: who is the first in the constitution of a history based on stories of epic? Is it the “doer” or the “teller,” the hero or the poet, Achilles or Homer, the one who embodies...

Consent and Popular Sovereignty in Medieval Political Thought: Marsilius of Padua’s Defensor pacis

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The primary human authority, simply speaking, to pass or institute human laws belongs to that from which alone the best laws can result. But this is the universal body of the citizens or its prevailing part, which represents the whole...

What Is Historical Meaningfulness?

Steven G. Smith

Steven G. Smith is Jennie Carlisle Golding Professor of Philosophy at Millsaps College, USA and the author of The Concept of the Spiritual (1988), Gender Thinking (1992), Worth Doing (2004), and Appeal and Attitude (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Full History : On the Meaningfulness of Shared Action

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Certain familiar claims will probably always be made about the value of knowledge of the past – suitably construed pieces of the past – but there is something more fundamental and difficult to grasp about the interest of history as such,...

Aristotle on Democracy and Democracies

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The first sort of democracy, then, is that which is particularly said to be based on equality. The law in this sort of democracy asserts that there is equality when the poor are no more preeminent than the well-off, and neither have...

Fact

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oulu in Finland. He is the author of Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction The notion of fact is arguably most foundational for our way of thinking and talking about the world. It is also strikingly common in contemporary English. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘fact’ belongs...

Time

Harry Jansen

Harry Jansen was Associate Professor in the Philosophy of history at the Department of History at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Since antiquity, a host of philosophers have been racking their brains about the question “What is Time?” Various answers arise throughout history. One of the first is the Greek Aristotle (384–322 BCE), who relates time...