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Revolutionary Presence

Hans Ruin

Hans Ruin is Professor of Philosophy at Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...‘Behold this gateway, dwarf!’ I continued, ‘It has two faces. Two ways come together here: nobody has ever taken them to the end [. . .]’ They contradict themselves, these ways; they confront one another head on, and here, at this gateway...

Leo Strauss: Theoretical radical, practical liberal–conservative

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...[C]‌onservatives look with greater sympathy than liberals on the particular or particularist and the heterogeneous ... Inasmuch as the universalism in politics is founded on the universalism proceeding from reason, conservatism...

Against Darwin: Teleology in German Philosophical Anthropology

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Aspects of this chapter appear in different argumentative contexts in Angus Nicholls , ‘The Fremdling of Teleology, or: On Roger Smith...

The genealogy 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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...As I have argued, two major constituents of early history are genealogy and geography , the paradigm for which are Hecataeus’ Periēgēsis and Genealogiai. Such history inscribes people geographically into their habitable locus...

Karl Löwith’s historicization of historicism

Historicism : A Travelling Concept

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Abstract The aim of this chapter is to highlight both the ambivalence and the radicalism of Löwith’s position. The first part of this chapter focuses on the historicization of historicism itself, that is, on what Löwith means...

Historicism through the lens of anti-historicism: The case of modern Jewish history

Historicism : A Travelling Concept

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Abstract Crises of historicism, as instigated by philosophers and theologians, expose the underside of a methodological practice not often given to introspection. They also signal and emerge out of a larger historical moment marked...

Conceptual History

Helge Jordheim

Helge Jordheim is Professor of Cultural History and Museology at University of Oslo, Norway Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction At the most basic level, conceptual history is the history of words. These words, called “concepts” are of a specific kind, semantically richer, more ambiguous, and thus more contested than those tasked with naming specific...

Contingency

Yemima Ben-Menahem

Yemima Ben-Menahem is Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Recall Tolstoy’s celebrated novel Anna Karenina. The passionate love affair between Karenina and Count Vronsky begins when they first see each other at the train station and ends tragically with Karenina’s suicide. The former...

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...

The Shock of the Old: Medieval History and the Formation of the Current Academic Environment

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011

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...Recent medieval history features an almost bewildering variety of themes and topics. As well as more-or-less traditional areas of enquiry, over the last two decades medievalists have been working on subjects as diverse as bodies, mysticism,...