The Philosophy of History

The Philosophy of History
  • Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 1899
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044019654607

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History of Western Philosophy

History of Western Philosophy
  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 728
  • Relase : 2013-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781135692919

History of Western Philosophy Book Review:

Now in a special gift edition, and featuring a brand new foreword by Anthony Gottlieb, this is a dazzlingly unique exploration of the works of significant philosophers throughout the ages and a definitive must-have title that deserves a revered place on every bookshelf.

Philosophy of History

Philosophy of History
  • Author : M.C. Lemon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2003-08-29
  • ISBN : 9781134717460

Philosophy of History Book Review:

Philosophy of History is an essential introduction to a vast body of writing about history, from classical Greece and Rome to the modern world. M.C. Lemon maps out key debates and central concepts of philosophy of history, placing principal thinkers in the context of their times and schools of thought. Lemon explains the crucial differences between speculative philosophy as an enquiry into the content of history, and analytic philosophy of history as relating to the methods of history. The first two parts of the book trace each of these traditions, whereas the third part revisits both in the light of recent contributions to the discipline. This guide provides a comprehensive survey of historical thought since ancient times. Its clear terminology and lucid argument will make it an invaluable source for students and teachers alike.

Reconciling Ancient and Modern Philosophies of History

Reconciling Ancient and Modern Philosophies of History
  • Author : Aaron Turner
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2020-10-26
  • ISBN : 9783110627466

Reconciling Ancient and Modern Philosophies of History Book Review:

The distinction between ancient and modern modes of historical thought is characterized by the growing complexity of the discipline of history in modernity. Consequently, the epistemological and methodological standard of ancient historiography is typically held as inferior against the modern ideal. This book serves to address this apparent deficit. Its scope is three-fold. Firstly, it aims at encountering ancient modes of historical and historiographical thought within the province of their own horizon. Secondly, this book considers the possibility of a dialogue between ancient and modern philosophies of history concerning the influence of ancient historical thought on the development of modern philosophy of history and the utility of modern philosophy of history in the interpretation of ancient historiography. Thirdly, this book explores the continuities and discontinuities in historical method and thought from antiquity to modernity. Ultimately, this volume demonstrates the necessity of re-evaluating our assumptions about the relation of ancient and modern historical thought and lays the groundwork for a more fruitful dialogue in the future.

The Philosophy of History: A Re-examination

The Philosophy of History: A Re-examination
  • Author : William Sweet
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2019-09-30
  • ISBN : 9781351884266

The Philosophy of History: A Re-examination Book Review:

The philosophy of history is an area of interest not only to philosophers, but to historians and to social scientists. It has been of central importance in continental European philosophy since the late 18th century, and for the past half-century has had a significant place in Anglo-American philosophy. Interest in the philosophy of history continues to grow. This volume offers both an introduction to contemporary discussion in the philosophy of history, and a 'reassessment' of some of the major movements in the philosophy of history since the beginning of the 20th century. Including the work of leading international scholars in the field, the book presents a wide range of perspectives from different schools in philosophy, and in political and social theory, history, and the history of ideas. Traditional questions raised in the philosophy of history are explored with fresh insight - the nature of history; historical understanding; historical objectivity; the nature of the past; the psychological factors in historical explanation; the human significance of history - alongside issues which are less frequently examined including: the role of science and mathematics in history, history as a social science, and history as an art form. As history itself remains disputed ground, it is important to consider what clues history can provide for our response to issues of contemporary concern such as political realignments and economic globalisation; this volume offers important insights from leading scholars in the philosophy of history.

Philosophies of History

Philosophies of History
  • Author : Indira Gesink,Justin Wilson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 545
  • Relase : 2018-12-14
  • ISBN : 098949067X

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The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy
  • Author : A. C. Grayling
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 704
  • Relase : 2019-11-05
  • ISBN : 9781984878755

The History of Philosophy Book Review:

“A witty, learned, authoritative survey of philosophical thought.” —The New York Times Book Review The first authoritative and accessible single-volume history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions, from one of the world’s most eminent thinkers The story of philosophy is an epic tale, spanning civilizations and continents. It explores some of the most creative minds in history. But not since the long-popular classic by Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy, published in 1945, has there been a comprehensive and entertaining single-volume history of this great, intellectual, world-shaping journey. With characteristic clarity and elegance, A. C. Grayling takes the reader from the age of the Buddha, Confucius, and Socrates through Christianity’s capture of the European mind, from the Renaissance and Enlightenment on to Mill, Nietzsche, Sartre and, finally, philosophy today. Surveying in tandem the great philosophical traditions of India, China, and the Persian-Arabic world, and astonishing in its range and accessibility, Grayling’s The History of Philosophy is destined to be a landmark work.

History of Indian Philosophy

History of Indian Philosophy
  • Author : Purushottama Bilimoria
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 612
  • Relase : 2017-11-22
  • ISBN : 9781317356172

History of Indian Philosophy Book Review:

The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three clear parts: knowledge, context, concepts philosophical traditions engaging and encounters: modern and postmodern. This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy. It will also be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance of this rich and complex philosophical tradition, and to philosophers who wish to learn about Indian philosophy through a comparative lens.

A Little History of Philosophy

A Little History of Philosophy
  • Author : Nigel Warburton
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 260
  • Relase : 2011-10-25
  • ISBN : 9780300152081

A Little History of Philosophy Book Review:

Philosophy begins with questions about the nature of reality and how we should live. These were the concerns of Socrates, who spent his days in the ancient Athenian marketplace asking awkward questions, disconcerting the people he met by showing them how little they genuinely understood. This engaging book introduces the great thinkers in Western philosophy and explores their most compelling ideas about the world and how best to live in it. In forty brief chapters, Nigel Warburton guides us on a chronological tour of the major ideas in the history of philosophy. He provides interesting and often quirky stories of the lives and deaths of thought-provoking philosophers from Socrates, who chose to die by hemlock poisoning rather than live on without the freedom to think for himself, to Peter Singer, who asks the disquieting philosophical and ethical questions that haunt our own times. Warburton not only makes philosophy accessible, he offers inspiration to think, argue, reason, and ask in the tradition of Socrates. A Little History of Philosophy presents the grand sweep of humanity's search for philosophical understanding and invites all to join in the discussion.

Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History

Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History
  • Author : Muhsin Mahdi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 323
  • Relase : 2015-10-14
  • ISBN : 9781317366348

Ibn Khaldûn's Philosophy of History Book Review:

This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against traditional philosophy been so far-reaching in its consequences as in the field of history. Ibn Khaldun realized that history is more immediately related to action than political philosophy because it studies the actual state of man and society. He found that the ancients had not made history the object of an independent science, and thought it was important to fill this gap. A factual acquaintance with the conclusions of Ibn Khaldun’s reflections on history is not the same as the full comprehension of their theoretical significance. When these fundamental questions are answered, it becomes possible to pose the specific question of the relation of Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy of history, or his new science of culture, to other practical sciences and, particularly, to the art of history. After an exposition of the major trends of Islamic historiography, part of this book attempts to answer this question through the analysis of the method and intention of the sections of the ‘History’ where Ibn Khaldun himself examines the works of major Muslim historians, shows the necessity of the new science of culture, and distinguishes it from other practical sciences.

The Great Debate on Miracles

The Great Debate on Miracles
  • Author : Robert M. Burns
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 305
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : UOM:49015001242651

The Great Debate on Miracles Book Review:

This book consists of a survey of the great debate on miracles, which, though it was a major feature of the English literary scene in the period in question, has never before been researched in depth. The arguments of Boyle, Locke, Clarke, and Butler (along with those of others) are considered, and Hume's famous essay "Of Miracles" is examined more closely than ever before.

End of History and the Last Man

End of History and the Last Man
  • Author : Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2006-03-01
  • ISBN : 9781416531784

End of History and the Last Man Book Review:

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.

The Primacy of Method in Historical Research

The Primacy of Method in Historical Research
  • Author : Jonas Ahlskog
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2020-12-30
  • ISBN : 9781000285246

The Primacy of Method in Historical Research Book Review:

How does history relate to the past? According to leading historical theorists, the relation to the past in history is reducible to evidential, psychological, practical and retrospective concerns. In contrast, this volume claims that historical relations to the past are irreducible products of the logical commitments of history as method. Ahlskog argues that the method of history shapes and enables relations to the past in historical research by invoking past perspectives of meaning for rendering reality intelligible. The book provides a much-needed philosophical clarification of key concepts in one of the most fundamental debates within the humanities today.

Philosophy of History

Philosophy of History
  • Author : Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2020-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781350111851

Philosophy of History Book Review:

With a recent surge of interest in the field, a volume taking stock of important theoretical shifts in the philosophy of history is greatly needed. A Philosophy of History fills this gap by weaving together a range of perspectives on the field which finds itself at a crossroads, and asks where it is headed in the 21st century. The book takes a concerted effort to go beyond the customary three-fold distinction between the speculative, analytic and narrativist approaches in philosophy of history. It considers, what comes after the enduring 'narrativist turn'. Chapters incorporate cutting-edge discussions on the relevance of contemporary political phenomena such as populism, the relation between science and history, pragmatism and the paradigmatic challenge of the Anthropocene. It also re-evaluates the continued relevance of major historical thinkers like Leibniz and R.G. Collingwood, and the endlessly fresh insights they can offer to key debates in the field today. Philosophy of History is a much-needed reappraisal of the philosophy and theory of history; offering an up-to-date overview of major developments in the field, and addressing the pressing questions of where to go next in a 'post-analytical', 'post-narrativist' world.

A History of Language Philosophies

A History of Language Philosophies
  • Author : Lia Formigari
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 1588115615

A History of Language Philosophies Book Review:

Theory and history combine in this book to form a coherent narrative of the debates on language and languages in the Western world, from ancient classic philosophy to the present, with a final glance at on-going discussions on language as a cognitive tool, on its bodily roots and philogenetic role.An introductory chapter reviews the epistemological areas that converge into, or contribute to, language philosophy, and discusses their methods, relations, and goals. In this context, the status of language philosophy is discussed in its relation to the sciences and the arts of language. Each chapter is followed by a list of suggested readings that refer the reader to the final bibliography."About the author" Lia Formigari, Professor Emeritus at University of Rome, La Sapienza. Her publications include: "Language and Experience in XVIIth-century British Philosophy." Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 1988; "Signs, Science and Politics. Philosophies of Language in Europe 1700 1830." Amsterdam & Philadelphia: J. Benjamins, 1993; "La semiotique empiriste face au kantisme." Liege: Mardaga, 1994.

Rethinking Historical Time

Rethinking Historical Time
  • Author : Marek Tamm,Laurent Olivier
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2019-08-22
  • ISBN : 9781350065109

Rethinking Historical Time Book Review:

Is time out of joint? For the past two centuries, the dominant Western time regime has been future-oriented and based on the linear, progressive and homogeneous concept of time. Over the last few decades, there has been a shift towards a new, present-oriented regime or 'presentism', made up of multiple and percolating temporalities. Rethinking Historical Time engages with this change of paradigm, providing a timely overview of cutting-edge interdisciplinary approaches to this new temporal condition. Marek Tamm and Laurent Olivier have brought together an international team of scholars working in history, anthropology, archaeology, geography, philosophy, literature and visual studies to rethink the epistemological consequences of presentism for the study of past and to discuss critically the traditional assumptions that underpin research on historical time. Beginning with an analysis of presentism, the contributors move on to explore in historical and critical terms the idea of multiple temporalities, before presenting a series of case studies on the variability of different forms of time in contemporary material culture.

Meaning in History

Meaning in History
  • Author : Karl Löwith
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2011-03-31
  • ISBN : 9780226162294

Meaning in History Book Review:

Modern man sees with one eye of faith and one eye of reason. Consequently, his view of history is confused. For centuries, the history of the Western world has been viewed from the Christian or classical standpoint—from a deep faith in the Kingdom of God or a belief in recurrent and eternal life-cycles. The modern mind, however, is neither Christian nor pagan—and its interpretations of history are Christian in derivation and anti-Christian in result. To develop this theory, Karl Löwith—beginning with the more accessible philosophies of history in the nineteenth and eighteenth centuries and working back to the Bible—analyzes the writings of outstanding historians both in antiquity and in Christian times. "A book of distinction and great importance. . . . The author is a master of philosophical interpretation, and each of his terse and substantial chapters has the balance of a work of art."—Helmut Kuhn, Journal of Philosophy

A Brief History of Thought

A Brief History of Thought
  • Author : Luc Ferry
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011-12-27
  • ISBN : 9780062074256

A Brief History of Thought Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Ferry's openness, energy, and charm as a teacher burst through on every page." —Wall Street Journal From the timeless wisdom of the ancient Greeks to Christianity, the Enlightenment, existentialism, and postmodernism, Luc Ferry’s instant classic brilliantly and accessibly explains the enduring teachings of philosophy—including its profound relevance to modern daily life and its essential role in achieving happiness and living a meaningful life. This lively journey through the great thinkers will enlighten every reader, young and old.

A Short History of Modern Philosophy

A Short History of Modern Philosophy
  • Author : Roger Scruton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2002-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781134792092

A Short History of Modern Philosophy Book Review:

A Short History of Modern Philosophy is a lucid, challenging and up-to-date survey of the philosophers and philosophies from the founding father of modern philosophy, René Descartes, to the most important and famous philosopher of the twentieth century, Ludwig Wittgenstein. Roger Scruton has been widely praised for his success in making the history of modern philosophy cogent and intelligible to anyone wishing to understand this fascinating subject. In this new edition, he has responded to the explosion of interest in the history of philosophy by substantially rewriting the book, taking account of recent debates and scholarship.

Lectures on the History of Philosophy

Lectures on the History of Philosophy
  • Author : Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1892
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105025574380

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