How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy's Past After Positivism

How History Matters to Philosophy: Reconsidering Philosophy's Past After Positivism

by Robert C Scharff

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ISBN-13: 9781138642157
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd (Sales)
Publication date: 12/07/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Robert C. Scharff is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire, USA, and former Editor of Continental Philosophy Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Thinking from Nowhere: A Way of Being Historical Part One 2. Socrates contra Platonism: The Success of Aporetic Inquiry 3. Descartes contra Cartesianism: The Historicity of Meditation 4. Comte, the Last Honest Positivist: His Defense of Being One Part Two 5. Dilthey: From Epistemology to the Problem of History 6. Nietzsche: From the Scientific Problem of History to Historical Science as an Existential Problem 7. Heidegger: The Problem of History as Pre-Philosophical. Conclusion

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