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The Faces of Modernity: Crisis, Kairos, Chronos – Koselleck versus Hegel

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The belief in some kind of goal-bound development is as old as the philosophical search for meaning. The teleological perspective was pronounced in the thought of Aristotle, for instance. However, with Enlightenment philosophy...

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...

Philosophy of History: Speculative Approaches

Réal Fillion

Réal Fillion is Professor at University of Sudbury, ON, Canada Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction A reconsideration of speculative approaches to history should begin where history, in its etymological sense of “inquiry” typically begins, in the commitment to study, still largely within the disciplinary demarcations...

Bolanle Awe

Toyin Falola

Toyin Falola is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Bolanle Awe was an imposing voice in the Nigerian academic community in the last four decades of the twentieth century because her writings were both important and necessary. She hails from Ibadan, in southwestern Nigeria...

G.W.F. Hegel

Simon Lumsden

Simon Lumsden is with the Philosophy Department at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Hegel had direct experience of some of the most significant events in modern European history, but his life is primarily that of a thinker who was striving to develop his thought to be as systematic as it could be. His adult...

How Is History Understandable?

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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...We have considered how indications of past reality can be interesting: like a strange fossil, they may expand our view of possible forms of life. They can be important, too, grounding our projects by supplying needed touchstones or changing...

How Can History Have an Aim?

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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...Supposing that we have been making history together and continue to do so, then where, on the largest scale, are we aiming? What are we trying to do? This piercing, puzzling question invites us to form a better conception of how the facts...

Arguing with Collingwood (II)

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson is Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK. His publications include R G Collingwood: An Introduction (1998) and the Bloomsbury Reader's Guide to Collingwood's The Idea of History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Collingwood’s The Idea of History : A Reader’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Past, present and future Nothing reveals realist assumptions better than its view of the past as open to explanation in the same way as the present. Collingwood is absolutely clear that the past is categorically different. More...

History in an Age of Revolutions, 1775–1815

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...From this summary of what has taken place in other countries, whose situations have borne the nearest resemblance to our own, what reason can we have to confide in those reveries, which would seduce us into the expectation of peace...

Thinking in uncertain times: Raymond Aron and the politics of historicism

Historicism : A Travelling Concept

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Abstract During the interwar period, the ‘essentially contested’ concept of historicism became a Schlagwort associated not only with historical relativism, but with moral and political disarray. A whole generation of political...