Chapter 3. Philosophy of History

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Zdeněk Vašíček

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch3

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

Vašíček, Z. (2008) Philosophy of History, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. Institute for Contemporary History, Prague, Czech Republic

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • philosophy of history;
  • philosophical and historical approach;
  • historiographical production;
  • critical theory of historiography;
  • substantive philosophy of history;
  • meaning and function of history;
  • evolution of substantive philosophies of history;
  • poetics of substantive philosophy of history;
  • arrival of philosophy of historiography

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Term “Philosophy of History”

  • The Terms “Philosophy” and “History”

  • Historiographical Production

  • Critical Theory of Historiography vs. Substantive Philosophy of History

  • The Meaning and Function of History

  • The Evolution of Substantive Philosophies of History

  • The Poetics of the Substantive Philosophy of History

  • The Arrival of the Philosophy of Historiography

  • References

  • Further Reading