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  Philosophy of History
History may not seem to have much to do with philosophy but—just as we have already seen with science, politics and art—it relies on philosophical assumptions and concepts as much as any other subject.
The Meta-Encyclopedia of Philosophy is comprised of seven different dictionaries that may be used to compare definitions of important terms and hence appreciate the subtleties of philosophical concepts, while the has many free essays, in addition to the wealth of material available if you are prepared to register.
Philosophy Pages is a site providing several useful resources, including a dictionary of philosophical terms, an history and timeline of philosophical development and key thinkers, and a study guide.
www.galilean-library.org /int18.html   (7049 words)

  History as Creation
But at the roots of the marxist theory of history there is a philosophy of history profoundly and contradictorily woven into it, and itself full of contradictions as we shall see.
Finally, history is rational in a third sense: that of the link between the past and the future, of facts which will necessarily become values, of this set of blind quasi-natural laws which blindly generate the least blind situation of all: that of liberated humanity.
This period was dominated, as no other period of history, by scientism and positivism, triumphantly carried forward by the accumulation of scientific discoveries, their experimental verification, and especially, for the first time on this scale, by 'the reasoned application of science to industry'.
www.geocities.com /cordobakaf/history.html   (8507 words)

The affinity between their visions of history should be considered not only as a result of their mutual involvement in a common cultural and political situation, but also of their desire to find a new philosophical approach to the meaning of history without leaving the platform of religious belief.
In their search for the meaning of history, both philosophers were trying to understand it in its significance for the destiny of man. History is understood not only in the eschatological, but also in its human dimension, and the flux of its events becomes a unified whole having significance for horizons of man’s personal development.
Their approaches to philosophy of history and reflections on the contemporary social, political, and cultural situation considerably influenced the mainstream of twentieth century Christian thought thus leading to the formation of the currently dominant religious interpretation of the meaning of history and mankind’s future.
www.seekingwisdom.com /goubman.htm   (4625 words)

 Philosophy of History (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Hegel's philosophy of history is perhaps the most fully developed philosophical theory of history that attempts to discover meaning or direction in history (1824a, 1824b, 1857).
The practitioners of speculative philosophy of history, on the other hand, are convinced of the power of philosophical thought to reason through to a foundational understanding of history, and would be impatient with a call for a purely empirical and conceptual approach to the subject.
Whereas analytic philosophy of history had emphasized scientific analogies for historical knowledge and advanced the goals of verifiability and generalizability in historical knowledge, English-speaking philosophers in the 1970s and 1980s were increasingly influenced by hermeneutic philosophy, post-modernism, and French literary theory (Rorty 1979).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/history   (8119 words)

 Philosophy of History
And if we would explode any forgery in history, we cannot make use of a more convincing argument, than to prove, that the actions ascribed to any person are directly contrary to the course of nature, and that no human motives, in such circumstances, could ever induce him to such a conduct.
However, history provides countless examples for the application of ideas from both ethics and political economy.
If philosophy is to be historically practical in the Socratic or Platonic sense, then it helps to know history.
www.friesian.com /philhist.htm   (1353 words)

 Amazon.com: The Philosophy of History: Books: Georg W. Hegel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Philosophy of History is Hegel's most accessible introduction to his thought.
Hegel's philosophy of history is perhaps the most fully developed philosophical theory of history that attempts to discover meaning or direction in history.
History is for Hegel the development of Freedom, or rather, of the consciousness of Freedom.
www.amazon.com /Philosophy-History-Georg-W-Hegel/dp/0486201120   (1723 words)

 Department of History and Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Department is committed to offering undergraduates five major options in history and two in philosophy, as well as a variety of teaching and non-teaching minors.
Among the history options is a new one in religious studies.
In the heart of Yellowstone country, the Department facilitates student exploration of the American west, U.S. history, environmental history, and the history of science and technology.
www.montana.edu /history   (234 words)

 Hegel - Philosophy of History
A history which aspires to traverse long periods of time, or to be universal, must indeed forego the attempt to give individual representations of the past as it actually existed.
This distinction affects the whole fabric of philosophy; and among other bearings of it there is one to which we shall have to revert at the close of our view of Universal History, in investigating the aspect of political affairs in the most recent period.
Philosophy wishes to discover the substantial purport, the real side of the divine idea and to justify the so much despised Reality of things; for Reason is the comprehension of the Divine work.
www.class.uidaho.edu /mickelsen/texts/Hegel%20-%20Philosophy%20of%20History.htm   (17423 words)

 Essays in Philosophy -- Fiala
Such a philosophy of history is thus a metaphysical supplement to the ideals of political liberalism, one that threatens to disrupt the possibility of overlapping consensus.
History is replete with instances of terrorism utilized by individuals, factions, and indeed by states.
History (on this interpretation) further shows us that the use of force and violence is occasionally necessary for those in power to preserve power and their way of life.
www.humboldt.edu /~essays/fiala.html   (6726 words)

 Hegel's Philosophy of History
And Hegel, a philosopher of history, is caught in the middle of this gap.
To Hegel, "world history is thus the unfolding of Spirit in time, as nature is the unfolding of the Idea in space." The dialectical process thus virtually defines the meaning of history for Hegel.
History is fundamentally the striving of Spirit for its own freedom, Reason is consistently manifesting itself in the course of development, and the process is essentially a dialectical progression towards an end goal.
www.historicalinsights.com /dave/hegel.html   (2365 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Philosophy: Philosophy of History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Geoffrey Elton's Philosophy of History - Summary of the historian Geoffrey Elton's philosophy of history.
Hegel's Philosophy of History - Hegel's philosophy of history from a historian's perspective.
Trinitarian Philosophy of History - Explains the Trinitarian philosophy of history, which is based on the proposition that each individual is a balancing trinity of spirit-mind-body.
dmoz.org /Society/Philosophy/Philosophy_of_History   (804 words)

 Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of History
O The subject of this course of Lectures is the Philosophical History of the World.
§ 5 Reflective history's mode of representation is not really confined by the limits of the time to which it relates.
§ 65 The investigation of the history of ancient peoples, to trace their annals up to the point where fragments of primary revelation are to be met with.
www.marxists.org /reference/archive/hegel/works/hi/hiconten.htm   (1982 words)

 Minnesota Philosophy History
The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science was established under the directorship of Feigl, and a number of promising young philosophers of science, including Rudolf Carnap, Paul Feyerabend, Carl Hempel, and Hilary Putnam, joined or visited the Center for extended periods.
Faculty in the philosophies of mind, language, and logic investigate the nature of psychological explanation, including disputes about individualism; the cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence; language both in formal terms and in social and political contexts; and the foundations of logic and mathematics.
In the philosophy of science, research and teaching centers on specific physical, biological, and social sciences, as well as on scientific rationality and scientific change and on feminist philosophy of science.
www.philosophy.umn.edu /aboutthedept/history.html   (669 words)

 Hegel Philosophy of History
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel introduced a system for understanding the history of philosophy and the world itself, often called a "dialectic": a progression in which each successive movement emerges as a solution to the contradictions inherent in the preceding movement.
Schools of thought influenced by Hegel tend see history as progressive, but also as a possibly painfully arrived at outcome of a dialectic in which factors working in opposite directions are over time reconciled.
History was best seen as directed by a zeitgeist, or Spirit of the Age, and traces of the zeitgest could be seen by looking backward.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /philosophy/history/hegel_philosophy_history.html   (453 words)

 UO Philosophy:Specializations
The general interest in our department in the history of philosophy opens up the question of the diversification and continuity of philosophical inquiry, and affirms the need to be receptive to the many differing accounts of the transmission of thought and practices.
If the history of philosophy always implies some sort of philosophy of history, then historical research becomes a compelling way to address difference itself.
Research in the history of philosophy at the University of Oregon is affirmed and practiced by every member of the faculty in the department.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /special/history.html   (271 words)

 Philosophy of History Philosophy Society
- Essays on philosophy of history from the Proceedings of the Friesian School.
- Hegel's philosophy of history from a historian's perspective.
- Explains the Trinitarian philosophy of history, which is based on the proposition that each individual is a balancing trinity of spirit-mind-body.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Society/Philosophy/Philosophy_of_History   (521 words)

 Philosophy Of History
International Relations and the Philosophy of History examines the concept of civilization in relation to international systems through an extensive use of the literature in the philosophy of history.
This rigorously philosophical work will raise the level of argument in philosophy of history and provoke debate among historians, philosophers, and political theorists.
Within the body of his work, Hegel's philosophy of history stands as a fascinating example of this influential German thinker's Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005.
www.academichistory.org /philosophy-of-history.htm   (192 words)

 The History Of Philosophy
This book draws on a rich combination of historical and contemporary material to examine one of the fundamental topics in philosophy: the relation between appearance and reality.
This book represents a thorough and original contribution to contemporary philosophy to date.
Nietzsche is one of the most important and controversial thinkers in the history of philosophy.
www.history-guide.com /the-history-of-philosophy.htm   (173 words)

 History of Philosophy Resources
Beginning philosophy students often ask about the difference between the History of Philosophy and the Philosophy of History.
The history of philosophy is the study of traditions of philosophy in historical context (as in a timeline), whereas the philosophy of history is the study and critique of the human attempt and highly questionable ability (and ultimate failure?) to provide an adequate record of history.
That is, those who study the philosophy of history might well ask whether the history of philosophy is even possible...
www.erraticimpact.com /history_index.htm   (221 words)

 Oxford University Press: History of Philosophy
Explores the tensions between, and the possibilities of reconciling, analytic philosophy and history of philosophy.
A panoramic history of philosophy in America, from the colonial era to the twenty-first-century
The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/general/subject/HistoryOther/HistoryofPhilosophy/?view=usa   (232 words)

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