The Discovery of Historicity in German Idealism and Historism

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

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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    Pages 1-5

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

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

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      Pages 9-22

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

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      Pages 23-38

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

  3. The Theory of History in German Historism

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      Pages 41-58

      Leopold von Ranke

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      Pages 59-76

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

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      Pages 77-97

      Philosophy of History and Theory of Historiography in Jacob Burckhardt

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      Pages 98-111

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

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      Pages 112-133

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

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      Pages 134-146

      Social and Philosophical Theory in the 19th Century German Thought

  4. German Theory and Philosophy of History Today

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      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

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      Pages 172-186

      Why Kant's Reflections on History Still Have Relevance

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      Pages 187-211

      Rehabilitating the Philosophy of History

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      Pages 212-222

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

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      Pages 223-267

      Towards a New Theory-Based History of Historiography

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      Pages 268-281

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