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From Philosophy to Theory

Kerwin Lee Klein

in From History to Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter outlines the emergence of the “philosophy of history” as both a research specialty and a term of art in cold war North America. It explains that before the Second World War, essentially ... More


The Rise of ‘History of Philosophy’

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter discusses a major but hitherto remarkably little-mentioned new development in the history of European thought — the rise of ‘history of philosophy’, or historia philosophica. It was a ... More


Patrick Lancaster Gardiner 1922–1997

A. E. DENHAM

in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Patrick Lancaster Gardiner is best known and most widely esteemed for his work on the nature of historical explanation. By addressing the problem of the limits of objectivity in relation to a variety ... More


From ‘History of Philosophy’ to History of l’Esprit humain

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the revolutionary new idea of ‘l’histoire de l’esprit humain’ as a unitary process encompassing the whole of the human condition — an idea developed by Bayle, ... More


From History to Theory

Kerwin LeeKlein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268814
eISBN:
9780520948297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268814.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book describes major changes in the conceptual language of the humanities, particularly in the discourse of history. The chapters trace the development of academic vocabularies through the ... More


Reevaluations

Donald R. Kelley

in Frontiers of History: Historical Inquiry in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120622
eISBN:
9780300135091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120622.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the “ideas of 1914,” which arose as an immediate legacy of World War I. It describes the study of prehistory and the “new past” and the varieties of philosophy of history that ... More


The Metapolitics of History: Socialism, Positivism, and Tradition, 1820–48

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the speculative philosophy of history. Studying history to read the future, the nineteenth-century social thinkers who inherited from Maistre divided history into different ... More


Presence

Eelco Runia

in Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168205
eISBN:
9780231537575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168205.003.0003
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines how philosophers of history have tried to purge their discipline of attempts to establish meaning. It first considers the two parts of the philosophy of history, “critical” and ... More


Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Howard Chiang

in Historical epistemology and the making of modern Chinese medicine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096006
eISBN:
9781781708460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096006.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the volume by situating historical epistemology in its proper intellectual and cultural genealogy (from the late nineteenth century to the present), by arguing for the ... More


Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Ranjan Ghosh and Ethan Kleinberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452208
eISBN:
9780801469206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452208.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

The philosophy of “presence” seeks to challenge current understandings of meaning and understanding. One can trace its origins back to Vico, Dilthey, and Heidegger, though its more immediate ... More


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