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Narration and Knowledge (Columbia Classics in Philosophy)

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Now in its third edition, Narration and Knowledge is a classic work exploring the nature of historical knowledge and its reliance on narrative. Analytical philosopher Arthur C. Danto introduces the concept of "narrative sentences," in which an event is described with reference to later events (for example, "the Thirty Years' War began in 1618") and discusses why such sentences cannot be understood until the later event happens (no one could have said in 1618 that "the Thirty Years' War began today"). Danto compares narrative and scientific explanation and explores the legitimacy of historical laws. He also argues that history is an autonomous and humanist discipline incapable of being reduced to scientific descriptions.

Lydia Goehr's new introduction illustrates Danto's main arguments by questioning her very role, first, as an introducer of a book that has not yet been read by readers and, second, as an interpreter of a book written forty years ago. Frank Ankersmit's conclusion revisits the initial impact of the publication of Narration and Knowledge and considers its enduring legacy.

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780231138239
ISBN-10: 0231138237
Pagini: 496
Dimensiuni: 154 x 229 x 26 mm
Greutate: 0.66 kg
Editura: Columbia University Press
Seria Columbia Classics in Philosophy

Locul publicării: United States

Notă biografică

Arthur Danto. Introduction by Lydia Goehr and Foreword by Frank Ankersmit

Cuprins

Afterwords: An Introduction to Arthur Danto's Narration and Knowledge (including his Analytical Philosophy of History) Lydia Goehr Introduction to the Morningside Edition Preface to Analytical Philosophy of History I Substantive and Analytical Philosophy of History II A Minimal Characterization of History III Three Objections against the Possibility of Historical Knowledge IV Verification, Verifiability, and Tensed Sentences V Temporal Language and Temporal Scepticisms VI Evidence and Historical Relativism VII History and Chronicle VIII Narrative Sentence IX Future-and Past-Contingencies X Historical Explanation: The Problem of General Laws XI Historical Explanation: The Rôle of Narratives XII Methodological Individualism and Methodological Socialism XIII Historical Understanding: The Problem of Other Periods XIV Historical Language and Historical Reality XV Narration and Knowledge Danto's Philosophy of History in Retrospective Frank Ankersmit Notes Index