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Philosophy of History
Philosophy of History

Philosophy of History

by G Kuppuram

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English

Publisher

Sundeep Prakashan

ISBN

8175740957 - Year: 2000 - Pages: 321

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Hardcover

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Author: G Kuppuram
K Kumudamani/
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 321
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175740957

Description

This book is of interest not only to those students cum scholars interested in philosophy but to any layman interested in the theory of historical interpretation, in cyclic theories of history, or in values within our own culture. It also gives as interesting account about Hegal's metaphysical treatises and illustrations drawn from history. His basic principle of thought i.e., that history is not meaningless change, but a rational process the realization of the spirit of freedom is clearly revealed in this book. It also deals about the modern ideals of history which grow up right from the periods of Heradotus to the modern times, consists brief information about historical method and progress, including Hegel`s anticipatory prophecy to our own spiritual-political-social situation. The students of history must have adequate knowledge of philosophy if he wants to understand the problems of his discipline.

This book is an introduction to the philosophy of history wherein historians have made their professional business to study it in an abstract form. It is obviously a kind or inquiry into a certain kind of historical thought, often mentioned as speculative and critical. The former seeks to discover in history, the course of events, a pattern of meaning which lies beyond the historian's perception and the latter strives to dig the nature of historians self inquiry for location purpose. This text book has been written on a critical angles for unraveling the specific problems connected with the name philosophy of history. Modern philosophers of history have much stated their views on the philosophy of Science. For instance, Maurice Mandelbaum's terms like material and Formal are also commonly used to distinguish two kinds of Philosophy of history. As part of metaphysics, the concept and structure of scientific inquiry usually goes to recall the critical aspect of the philosophy of history.

Contents

PREFACE

SOME WELL-KNOWN MAXIMS ON HISTORY

CHAPTER 1 : INTRODUCTION
1. The Philosophy of History: Basic Understanding
2. Philosophers of History
3. Why Study History? A Critical Explanation of the Past
4. System in History

CHAPTER 2 : NATURE,METHODS, OBJECT AND VALUE OF HISTORY

CHAPTER 3 : CONCEPTUAL AMBIGUITY AND AMBIVALENCE IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY
1. Max Waber on Bureaucracy and Charisma in Inquiry into the Philosophy of History/
2. Sigmund Freud on Psycho-analysis and Psychotherapy in History: Critical Assessment of his Scientific Philosophy of History
3. On the Nature of Theories : A Critical Approach to the Philosophy of History

CHAPTER 4 : TRUTH AND FACT IN HISTORY : AN EXAMINATION OF THEORIES

CHAPTER 5 : HISTORICAL EXPLANATION

CHAPTER 6 : RELATIVISM IN HISTORY

CHAPTER 7 : HISTORICAL CAUSATION

CHAPTER 8 : HISTORICAL JUDGEMENTS

CHAPTER 9 : HISTORY AND MORALITY

CHAPTER 10 : HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE: PAST AND
PRESENT LINKS

CHAPTER 11 : PHILOSOPHY, PHENOMENOLOGY AND THE OBJECTIVE OF HISTORIOGRAPHY

CHAPTER 12 : THE SCIENCE OF HUMANITIES

CHAPTER 13 : THE IDEA AND QUESTION OF FREEDOM
(1) The Concept of Freedom
(2) Free Will Versus Determinism
(3) Freedom in History : Philosophy and Practice
(4) George W.F.Hegel. (1770-1831) on Freedom and Passion

CHAPTER 14 : IDEOLOGY AND HISTORY
(1) The Ideas of Karl Marx
(2) The Concept of Ideology : The Critical Philosophies Historical Issues
(3) Ibn Khaldin and Philosophy of History

CHAPTER 15 : HISTORICAL CHANGE AND PROGRESS :- ISSUES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY

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