Experience and History Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World

David Carr outlines a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking what history is or how we know history, a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon and into the experience of the historical. How does history present itself to us, how does it enter our lives, and what are the forms of experience in which it does so? History is usually associated with social existence and its past, and so Carr probes the experience of the social world and of its temporality. Experience in this context connotes not just observation but also involvement and interac.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: On the Phenomenology of History; 1. The Phenomenological Question; 2. Representation, Memory, Experience; 3. Phenomenological Perspectives: An Outline; I. The Varieties of Experience; 1. On the Concept of Experience and Its Curious Fate; 2. Experience and Innocence: The Empiricists; 3. Experience in Kant and Hegel; 4. So Far: Three Concepts of Experience; 5. Dilthey, Husserl, and a New Word: Erlebnis; 6. From Mysticism to Pragmatism: Buber, James, Dewey; 7. Taking Stock Again: How Many Concepts of Experience?; 8. Experience and Foundationalism. 9. Summing Up: Four Concepts of ExperienceII. Experience and History; 1. The Two Relevant Senses of Experience; 2. Husserl on Temporality; 3. Time and Experience; 4. Intentionality; 5. Objects, Events, World; 6. Others and the Human World; 7. Experience and Historicity; 8. Being with Others; 9. "We" and the Community; 10. Community and Historicity; 11. History and Retrospection; 12. The Experience of Historical Events; 13. Levels of Temporality; 14. The Significance of These Examples; III. Experience and the Philosophy of History; 1. Taking Stock; 2. Experience, Representation, and Memory. 3. Narrative Representation4. Experience and Memory; 5. What Kind of Philosophy of History Is This?; 6. The Epistemology of History; 7. The Metaphysics of History; IV. The Metaphysics of History and Its Critics; 1. The Project of Rereading the Classical Philosophy of History; 2. The Rise and Fall of the Classical Philosophy of History: The Standard View; 3. Hegel and His Alleged Predecessors; 4. Hegel's Lectures and Their Reception; 5. 20th-Century Reactions; V.A Phenomenological Rereading of the Classical Philosophy of History; 1. Danto and the "Metaphysics of Everyday Life." 2. Narrative and Everyday Life3. Practical Narrative; 4. Narrative and the Classical Philosophy of History; 5. Narrative and the Social; 6. The Project of Rereading; 7. Marx and Marxists; 8. Hegel's Lectures Again; 9. Philosophy of History and the Phenomenology of Spirit; 10. Hegel as Reformer; 11. Hegel and Beyond; 12. Conclusion; VI. Phenomenologists on History; 1. The Emergence of 19th-Century German Historicism; 2. Historicism and Marxism; 3. Husserl and Dilthey; 4. Husserl's Response to Historicism; 5. Husserl's Crisis and a Different View of History. 6. Philosophy of History in the Crisis7. Phenomenology and the Epistemology of History; 8. Phenomenology and Historicity in the Crisis; 9. Coda: French Phenomenology and History; 10. Conclusion; VII. Space, Time, and History; 1. Time Zones: Phenomenological Reflections on Cultural Time; a. Space and Place, Home and Beyond; b. Lived Space, Lived Time; c. The Universal Now; d. Time and the Other; e. Local Time, East and West; f. Conclusion: Cultural Time and the Contemporary World; 2. Place and Time: On the Interplay of Historical Points of View; a. Place; b. The Reality of Others; c. Time.