Authors
Jonathan L. Gorman
Queen's University, Belfast
Abstract
_ Source: _Page Count 22 This is an attempt to discover and clarify the philosophical nature of what Eelco Runia claims to be his new and up-to-date philosophy of history, a programme offered in his 2014 book _Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation_. His suggestion that his argument is a “dance” is taken seriously, and following an analysis of historical “meaning” and its time-extended nature it is argued that the book’s presentation commits Runia to a conception of meaning that requires more weight than he allows to the centrality of narrative understanding in history. His attempt to reconnect critical and substantive philosophies of history is analysed and criticised. His apparently inconsistent commitments to both Vico’s _verum-factum_ claim, where we can make history, and to Gumbrecht’s “presence”, where history can make us, is clarified in terms of a pragmatic philosophy that permits Runia to have the psychology-based approach that he relies upon.
Keywords meaning   presence   reality/language distinction   pragmatism   Vico   speculative/critical philosophies of history
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1163/18722636-12341335
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,079
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Presence.Eelco Runia - 2006 - History and Theory 45 (1):1–29.
Reply to Professor Zagorin.F. R. Ankersmit - 1990 - History and Theory 29 (3):275-296.
Hegel on the History of Philosophy.W. H. Walsh - 1965 - History and Theory 5:67.
Reality in History.Hilda D. Oakeley - 1931 - Philosophy 6 (24):472 - 484.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-06-03

Total views
12 ( #809,215 of 2,506,110 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #277,380 of 2,506,110 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes