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Rhetorical Theory/Theoretical Rhetoric

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...It goes without saying that one hardly needs to stress the critical importance of Hayden White’s work to the development of historical thought over the last thirty-five years. Yet the precise ways it which that body of work was understood...

Narrative

María Inés La Greca

María Inés La Greca is Associate Professor of Gender Epistemology at National University of Tres de Febrero; teaches Philosophy of History at University of Buenos Aires (Philosophy Department); and is Assistant Researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction Questions regarding the relationship between narrative discourse and historical knowledge have been at the core of the debates of contemporary theory of history. However, reflections over the role of language...

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...

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...

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...

Deliver Us from A-Historicism

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Introduction It must have been decades ago, and regretfully, I do not remember the details. In a daily newspaper that was rarely interested in academic pursuits, I read a brief article stating that a National Endowment...

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...

Hopeful Monsters or, The Unfulfilled Figure in Hayden White’s Conceptual System

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...To study the career of Hayden White is to study a series of concepts. His work is not primarily a sequence of monographs about one period, or one thinker, or one problem. It is, rather, driven by the force of the conceptual proposals he has...

Uneven Temporalities/Untimely Pasts

Philosophy of History After Hayden White

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Any consideration of the philosophy of history after the intervention of Hayden White’s Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe immediately calls to mind Jacob Burckhardt’s verdict demanding its elimination...