History and Anti-History in Philosophy

History and Anti-History in Philosophy

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  • Hardback | 286 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17.53mm | 1,320g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1989 ed.
  • VIII, 286 p.
  • 0792304551
  • 9780792304555

Table of contents

I. Introduction: On the Nature of Philosophic Historiography.- Historical Analysis and Applied Logic.- Sociology of Knowledge, and Philosophic Understanding as Dialexis or Verstaendigung.- Interpretation, Query, and the Categorization of History.- The Metahistory of Modes in Philosophic Historiography.- II. On the Unity of Systematic Philosophy and History of Philosophy.- III. The Interpretive Turn from Kant to Derrida: A Critique.- Kant: Formal Interpretation Theory.- 19th Century Contextual Interpretation Theory: Hegel and Marx.- Pragmatism and the Development of Contextual Interpretation: John Dewey and C. I. Lewis.- Sociology of Knowledge and the Development of Contextual Interpretation: Mannheim.- Interpretation Theory from Phenomenology to Hermeneutics: Husserl, Dilthey, Heidegger, Gadamer.- Hermeneutics and Critical Theory: The Habermas-Gadamer Debate.- Interpretation as Deconstruction: Derrida.- Why Deconstruction?.- Conclusion.- IV. Intellectual History as a Tool of Philosophy.- The Social Nature of Reflective and Expressive Products.- Some Unphilosophic Uses of Past Philosophies.- Can there be Specialized History of Pure Philosophy?.- V. Hermeneutic Modes, Ancient and Modern.- The Expression of Universal Meanings.- The Expression of Individual Meanings.- The Expression of Physical Meanings.- The Expression of Ideal Meanings.- VI. Derrida and the Question of Philosophy's History.- The Satiric View of History.- Against Logocentrism.- The Challenge.- VII. Cassirer's Theory of History.- Cassirer's Theory of History.- The Function of History: Cassirer's Idiosyncratic View. Various Views on the Function of History.- Cassirer's View of How History Functions: Two Ways.- The Materials of a History.- The Ends of History.- Cassirer's Method.- Historical Objectivity.- Selecting the Facts: Historical Relevance.- Historical Truth.- Historical Causation: Some Confusions about Historical Causation.- How Cassirer Actually Writes History.- Why Hasn't Cassirer's Peculiar View of History Been Noticed?.- How Cassirer's Underlying Assumption Requires his Theory of History to be Idiosyncratic.- An Evaluation of Cassirer.- VIII. The Philosophic Historiography of J. H. Randall.- Philosophy, History and System.- Human Reagents in Cultural Change.- What Distinguishes History of Philosophy from Philosophy.- IX. History and Philosophy of Science: Necessary Partners or Merely Roommates?.- The Attack on Logical Empiricism and the Rise of Historical Relativism.- History of Science and Philosophy of Science, a New Partnership.- Epistemologism, Realism, and Interpretationism.- X. The Eighteenth Century Assumptions of Analytic Aesthetics.
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