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Introduction

in How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075358
eISBN:
9780226075389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075389.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book describes the protection of myth saved by allegory, which was not eliminated by historians, philosophers, and theologians, but which made it possible to associate the most scandalous of ... More


Becoming Historians

James M. Banner Jr. and John R. Gillis (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

In this collection, the memoirs of eleven historians provide a portrait of a formative generation of scholars. Born around the time of World War II, these historians came of age just before the ... More


Shakespeare Only

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? On one side of the debate are the Shakespeare lovers, the bardolatrists, who ... More


The Natural History of Ideas

in The Meaning of Evolution: The Morphological Construction and Ideological Reconstruction of Darwin's Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226712024
eISBN:
9780226712055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226712055.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the job of historians of science, the staid and minute practices of whom have become more troubled and indefensible. These historians have to first understand, with some ... More


Topsy-Turvydom: Gender, Sexuality, and the Problem of Categorization

Laura Doan

in Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226001586
eISBN:
9780226001753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001753.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how gender historians and historians of sexuality each discuss World War I’s disruptive effects in bringing together large numbers of like-minded women in war work and the ... More


Why the Demarcation Problem Matters

Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry

in Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226051796
eISBN:
9780226051826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051826.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to offer a lively and constructive discussion about demarcationism among philosophers, sociologists, historians, and professional ... More


Remedial Education in Professor Bayle's History Class

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Pierre Bayle has entertained readers with his fireworks, his deflation of pretensions, his frequent off-color insinuations, and his bravura performances. These features made Bayle's Historical and ... More


The Smile of a Philosophic Historian

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In his celebrated History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon characterizes himself as a “philosophic historian.” The book is an account of relentless decay and decline, ... More


History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 - 1940

Robert B. Townsend

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923925
eISBN:
9780226923949
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923949.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the late nineteenth century until World War II, competing spheres of professional identity and practice redrew the field of history, establishing fundamental differences between the roles of ... More


The Philosopher-Historian as Cartographer

in Sartre, Foucault, and Historical Reason: A Poststructuralist Mapping of History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226254708
eISBN:
9780226254722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226254722.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Foucault is a spatializing thinker. This chapter considers Foucault's spatialized reasoning as a method of historical understanding and as a strategy in his ongoing struggle against traditional ... More


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