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A Plea for a Cognitivist Approach to White’s Tropology

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction Metahistory was not only Hayden White’s magnum opus; it was also by far the most important work published in philosophy of history since World War II. No book was more lengthily and intensively discussed...

Hayden White and Me

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Hayden White and I attended Wayne State University—or “Wayne” as we called it back in the Forties—and we were both deeply influenced by an historian of great pedagogical originality to think grandly about history, though I at least had...

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Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...I appreciate Robert Doran’s production of this collection of essays on “Philosophy of History After Hayden White” even though, I have to admit, I do not think of myself as a philosopher or even a philosopher of history. His reasons...

What Is Historiography and Why Does It Matter

Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Eileen Cheng is Associate Professor in the History Faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. Her research interests include the American Revolution and the early American Republic, American and European intellectual history, and historiography. She has published numerous journal articles and one monograph - The Plain and Noble Garb of Truth: Nationalism and Impartiality in American Historical Writing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction In 1938 the historian Carl Becker asked “What is historiography?” (1938). Historians themselves have varied in their answers to that question. On the broadest level, the term has been used to mean the writing of history...

The Myth of Origins in South Asian National Histories

Ramesha Jayaneththi

Ramesha Jayaneththi is a lecturer at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...In every historical craftsmanship, historians played a vital role in making a cognitive relationship between events using their narratological methods. The ability of a historian to depict the past as a meaningful historical narrative can...

Choosing the Past

Robert Doran

Robert Doran is James P. Wilmot Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Rochester, USA. He is the editor of The Fiction of Narrative: Essays on History, Literature, and Theory, 1957-2007, by Hayden White, and Mimesis and Theory, Essays on Literature and Criticism, 1953-2005, by René Girard. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In choosing our past, we choose a present; and vice versa. —Hayden White1973 was a fateful year for historical studies and in particular for the much-maligned genre of philosophy of history. It was the year Hayden...

The Role of Professional Historical Scholarship in the Creation and Distortion of Memory

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume III : Scientific Models: From the West to the World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...In this paper I wish to address myself to the specific question of the role professional historians have played in the creation of collective memories. Memory takes on many different forms and expresses itself in different ways—in symbols...

Evidence and Proof in Historical Research

Jonas Ahlskog

Jonas Ahlskog is Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy and History of Ideas at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction There is common agreement that the modern idea of historical research is conceptually connected with the notion of evidence. This connection is attested by the fact that, at least since the nineteenth century, reliance...

Hayden White’s Hope, or the Politics of Prefiguration

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Since “The Burden of History” was first published in 1966, Hayden White has been accused of many crimes. In the eyes of mediocre moralists, he is the unrepentant relativist whose linguistically turned emphasis on the poetics...

Arthur Coleman Danto

Paul A. Roth

Paul A. Roth is Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction Arthur Coleman Danto (January 1, 1924–October 25, 2013) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and died in Manhattan (New York City). After serving in the US Army Corp of Engineers in the Second World War, he completed his...