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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...

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...

Philippe de Mézières

Karl Peeter Valk

Karl Peeter Valk is a PhD student at Sorbonne Université, France, and at Tallinn University, Estonia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction The life and work of Philippe de Mézières (1327–1405) offer us a window into the intellectual world of the second half of fourteenth-century Europe, a troubled period dominated by conflicts such as the Hundred Years’ War...

The Role of Antiquity in Medieval Historiography

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas

Catherine Gaullier-Bougassas is Professor at the University of Lille, France Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Essays on Theory, Method and Historiography

...Introduction If antiquity’s place in modern historiography has received a great deal of attention, and particularly its instrumentalization in the support of nationalistic pursuits, its role in medieval historical writings has not. Yet...

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...

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...

The Transformation of Historical Time

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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Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The question of historical time today Philosophy of history is dead, so we are told. It died multiple deaths in the early postwar period, at the hands of both philosophers and historians. In a certain sense, it is hardly...