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Two Versions of the Postmodernist Future

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Formative thinking for an early version of postmodernism occurred well before the actual postmodernist moment, when two seminal thinkers elaborated its core ideas: Antoine Augustin Cournot, a scholar ... More


The Project of a Postmodernist Theory of History

in On the Future of History: The Postmodernist Challenge and Its Aftermath

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226072791
eISBN:
9780226072814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072814.003.0006
Subject:
History, Historiography

The postmodernists' case against the progressive view of history was based on the discrepancy between visionary expectations and reality. Each of the modern philosophies of history—be it that of ... More


Invention

David Harrington Watt

in Antifundamentalism in Modern America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801448270
eISBN:
9781501708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448270.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies three classic expressions of early antifundamentalism: Harry Emerson Fosdick's “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” (a 1922 sermon), Kirsopp Lake's The Religion of Yesterday and ... More


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