The Discovery of Historicity in German Idealism and Historism


ISBN: 978-3-540-24393-9 (Print) 978-3-540-27352-3 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-5

    Absolute Historicity, Theory of the Becoming Absolute, and the Affect for the Particular in German Idealism and Historism: Introduction

  3. German Idealism's Philosophy of History and its Contemporary Critique

    1. Chapter

      Pages 9-22

      Schlegel's Theory of History and his Critique of Idealistic Reason

    2. Chapter

      Pages 23-38

      History as the Control of Speculation: Schelling's Discovery of History and Baader's Critique of Absolute Historicity

  4. The Theory of History in German Historism

    1. Chapter

      Pages 41-58

      Leopold von Ranke

    2. Chapter

      Pages 59-76

      Droysen and Nietzsche: Two Different Answers to the Discovery of Historicity

    3. Chapter

      Pages 77-97

      Philosophy of History and Theory of Historiography in Jacob Burckhardt

    4. Chapter

      Pages 98-111

      Historiography as Political Activity: Heinrich von Treitschke and the Historical Reconstruction of Politics

    5. Chapter

      Pages 112-133

      Literary Criticism and Historical Science: The Textuality of History in the Age of Goethe — and Beyond

    6. Chapter

      Pages 134-146

      Social and Philosophical Theory in the 19th Century German Thought

  5. German Theory and Philosophy of History Today

    1. Chapter

      Pages 149-171

      Philosophy of History After the End of the Formative Substantial Philosophy of History: Remarks on the Present State of the Philosophy of History

    2. Chapter

      Pages 172-186

      Why Kant's Reflections on History Still Have Relevance

    3. Chapter

      Pages 187-211

      Rehabilitating the Philosophy of History

    4. Chapter

      Pages 212-222

      History and Subjectivity — The Relevance of a Philosophical Concept of History in the Kantian Tradition

    5. Chapter

      Pages 223-267

      Towards a New Theory-Based History of Historiography

    6. Chapter

      Pages 268-281

      Philosophy of History After the Philosophy of History: Toward a Cultural History with Historical-Philosophical Background

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 283-296