Leibnizian philosophy of history: a conversation

In this interview Marek Tamm asks questions concerning some of the main developments and arguments in Frank Ankersmit’s thinking about history, focusing on the Leibnizian dimension of his work. The following topics are discussed: the role of the philosophy of history within the academic philosophy and history writing, the relevance of historicism for contemporary philosophy of history, the distinction between descriptive sentences and representations in history writing, the importance of Leibniz for the future of the philosophy of history, the representational character of Leibniz’s substances and the problem of relations in his philosophical system.