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Introduction

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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...Moment by moment we act, beginning new actions and continuing others, adding our portions to a growing total of world changes – the sum of what will have happened. As busy as we are forgetting what we have done or denying its significance...

A Conceptual Map for Twenty-First-Century Philosophy of History

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oulu in Finland. He is the author of Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Philosophy of history is something that is needed now more than ever. Why is this the case? Because we are struggling to understand extremely worrying political upheavals and environmental and health crises like populism, human-induced...

How Is History Real?

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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...Ordinary historical curiosity assumes the reality of past occurrence, appreciating the past’s factual kind of relevance; indeed, history thinking is itself the main argument for realism about the past since we generally regard as real...

Introduction

James Connelly

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James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull, UK. He has co-edited an edition of R G Collingwood’s An Essay on Philosophical Method (2005) and published Metaphysics, Method and Politics: The Political Philosophy of R G Collingwood in 2003. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Stephen Leach

Stephen Leach is Honorary Fellow at Keele University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...R. G. Collingwood (1889–1943) was a major philosopher whose work in aesthetics and in the philosophy of history is rightly regarded as seminal. In the fields of metaphysics, political philosophy and, to a lesser extent, the philosophy...

Where the Extremes Meet

Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Introduction In this chapter, I take up again the old issue of the relationship between history and the sciences. I approach the issue in this chapter from a new perspective, namely from that of Leibniz’s philosophical system. My...

Anachronism

Zachary S. Schiffman

Zachary S. Schiffman is Professor Emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, United States Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Concepts

...Introduction Strictly defined, the word “anachronism” denotes something taken out of its historical and/or cultural context, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The more broadly defined “sense of anachronism” is an awareness...

Historiographical Knowledge as Claiming Correctly

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oulu in Finland. He is the author of Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...This chapter considers in what sense historiography is an empirical discipline and what historiographical knowledge is. Through brief conceptual exami­nations of empiricism, evidence, representation and inference, it suggests...

Epilogue: Difficult History

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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...Today there is a popular cable television channel that is known for constantly running shows on World War II. This programming bias does not seem incongruous to me. I found the war an absorbing topic throughout my growing up in the 1950s...

Encompassing the Future

Jonathan Gorman

Jonathan Gorman is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Philosophy of History : Twenty-First-Century Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...The Heyday: Hempel versus Dray The heyday of analytical philosophy of history was not the heyday...

A Brief Biography

James Connelly

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James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull, UK. He has co-edited an edition of R G Collingwood’s An Essay on Philosophical Method (2005) and published Metaphysics, Method and Politics: The Political Philosophy of R G Collingwood in 2003. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Stephen Leach

Stephen Leach is Honorary Fellow at Keele University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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R. G. Collingwood: A Research Companion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...R. G. Collingwood was a noted philosopher, archaeologist and historian. As a philosopher his reputation rests mainly on his work in aesthetics and the philosophy of history. As an archaeologist and historian he worked mainly on Roman...