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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...

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...

A Quasi-Substantive Philosophy of History

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon is Research Fellow and Board Member of the Centre for Theories in Historical Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History in Times of Unprecedented Change : A Theory for the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Talking quasi I would like to begin by easing a possible anxiety that the title of this chapter might produce: I do not wish to deliberately propose a quasi-substantive philosophy of history...

The Epochal Concept of “Early Modernity” and the Intellectual History of Late Imperial China

On-Cho NG

On-cho NG is Professor of History in Asian Studies and Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Earlier versions of this article were presented at the Conference on The Qing Formation in World and Chinese Time, Indiana University, 10–13 June 1999, and at the International Conference on The Notion of Time in Chinese Historical...

Secularization

Jayne Svenungsson

Jayne Svenungsson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Lund University, Sweden Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Secularization denotes the changing role of religion in the modern period, such as the establishment of legal separation between state and religious authority; the decline in religious belief and practice...

Ecology and apocalypse

Rolf Petri

Rolf Petri is Professor of Contemporary History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Western Ideology : A critical account

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Shall I then praise the heavens the trees, the earth Because their beauty and their strength last longer Shall I wish there, or never to had birth, Because they’re bigger, & their bodyes stronger? Nay, they shall darken, perish, fade...

The Unprecedented Future

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon

Zoltán Boldizsár Simon is Research Fellow and Board Member of the Centre for Theories in Historical Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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History in Times of Unprecedented Change : A Theory for the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...History and the future When the past is approached along dissociative measures, the future gains a crucial significance...

Europe and history

Rolf Petri

Rolf Petri is Professor of Contemporary History at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Western Ideology : A critical account

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...there will be a new generation and consequently the possibility of attaining the aim in the next generation. If the next one does not attain it, then the next after...

Historical Consciousness

Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

Robbert-Jan Adriaansen is an assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Historical consciousness (German Geschichtsbewusstsein, also historisches Bewusstsein; French conscience historique) refers to the ways in which people orient themselves in time. More than being just an understanding...