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The Invention of the Theory

Lawrence A. Scaff

in Max Weber in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147796
eISBN:
9781400836710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147796.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter examines how Max Weber's work has been recast as canonical for the social sciences and central to its current agendas. It first considers the substantial body of translations that became ... More


Introduction: Horizons, 1914

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/9780300120622.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is historical inquiry. This text examines historiographical themes, language, and methods which have persisted through time to the ... More


History as Re-Enactment: R. G. Collingwood's Idea of History

William H. Dray

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238812
eISBN:
9780191679780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238812.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A central motif of R. G. Collingwood's philosophy of history is the idea that historical understanding requires a re-enactment of past experience. However, there have been sharp disagreements about ... More


Circumspect and Prospect

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/9780300120622.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines issues concerning the newer “new histories,” interdisciplinary encounters, the “linguistic turn,” the question of the “end of history,” and various other postmodernist ideas. It ... More


Theoretical Inquiry: Language, Linguistics, and Literature

Austin E. Quigley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300101669
eISBN:
9780300129816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300101669.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the aftermath of debate about the death of literary theory, this book asks whether theory has failed us or we have failed literary theory. Theory can thrive, the book argues, only if we understand ... More


Before the Great War

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/9780300120622.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines the state of the art of history on the eve of World War I. It describes “mini-national” traditions and historiographical practice in France, Germany, Great Britain, and the U.S. ... More


Specialization: The Elements of Philology

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines one particular facet of the paideia encountered in the previous chapter, the interpreter's area of specialization, philology. It sketches this discipline as Origen understood ... More


Modern Times

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/9780300120622.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines changes in historical inquiry and historical writing during World War II. It explains that disillusionment with history was not uncommon among intellectuals of the 1914 ... More


Conclusion: Millennium

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/9780300120622.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on historical inquiry. It explains that the most troubling problems and major imperatives at the start of the twenty-first century are much the ... More


The Social Organization of Mecca and the Origins of Islam

Eric R. Wolf

in Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223332
eISBN:
9780520924871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223332.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter combines historical inquiry and structural-functional anthropology to relate the rise of one of the greatest salvation religions to concomitant social and political transformations. It ... More


Feeling Things: Objects and Emotions through History

Stephanie Downes, Sally Holloway, and Sarah Randles (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198802648
eISBN:
9780191840944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802648.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, European Medieval History

This volume investigates the various interactions of people, feelings, and things throughout pre-modern Europe. The subject of materiality has been gaining interest in recent historical inquiry, ... More


Strauss on Individuality and Poetry

Richard L. Velkley

in Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses Strauss’ claim that the conflict between ancient and modern political philosophy stems from the concept of “individuality.” It seems beyond question that classical thought ... More


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