Is a philosophy of history possible?
Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire, Max Black , Paul Ricoeur, Yirmiahu Yovel, Raymond Polin, Donald Davidson, Nathan Rotenstreich, Charles Taylor
Charles Taylor: So far we have heard mostly negative statements about the philosophy of history. We have heard, for instance, about assumptions which can no longer form a tenable basis for it. So now, at the end, let us try to answer the positive question: what can the philosophy of history be today? Can there still be such a discipline as a meaningful area of study, as a distinctive and fruitful kind of philosophical inquiry? Or, to put it bluntly, who needs philosophy of history? And what could be the philosophy of history today?
Berlin, I. , Hampshire, S. , Black, M. , Ricoeur, P. , Yovel, Y. , Polin, R. , Davidson, D. , Rotenstreich, N. , Taylor, C. (1978)., Is a philosophy of history possible?, in Y. Yovel (ed.), Philosophy of history and action, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 219-240.
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