Nothing but History

Nothing but History

Reconstruction and Extremity After Metaphysics

eBook - 2006
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What is the role of history in our postmetaphysical age? Surveying two centuries of philosophical writing, David Roberts offers a thoughtful guide to the philosophy of history before the recent challenges associated with deconstructive postmodernism. He then argues for a moderate intellectual tradition in which historical knowledge, although freed from transcendent values, continues to play a crucial role in the conduct of human affairs. Roberts's careful account of historicism explores the ideas of its major nineteenth-century representatives and foils, including Hegel, Dilthey, and Nietzsche. His thorough consideration of such twentieth-century thinkers as Gadamer, Croce, Foucault, and Heidegger contributes vitally to the ongoing discussions about the use and abuse of history. Certain to engage historians and philosophers, this book will interest scholars across the humanities who are concerned with the present and future utility of historical thinking.
Publisher: Aurora, Colo. : Davies Group, 2006.
ISBN: 1888570997
9781888570991
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxiv, 353 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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