The Philosophy of History: Talks Given at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 2000-2006

Abstract
The Philosophy of History contains a selection of the talks given at the Philosophy of History seminar in the Institute of Historical Research, London, in the period 2000-6. It puts students of the Philosophy of History, historians, teachers of History and anyone else interested in the subject in touch with what is being researched and discussed today at the cutting edge of Philosophy of History studies.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

The Place of History in Spinoza's Metaphysics; E.de Jonge

Did the French Revolutionaries Have a Philosophy of History?; W.Scott

Hegel's History of Philosophy: Some Critical Reflections;R.M.Burns

The Concept of Civilization and the Problem of a Speculative Philosophy of History; L.Armour

On the Role of Time in Collingwood's Thought; M.J.O'Neill

Intertextuality, Time and Historical Understanding; E.O'Gorman

Early Foucault and Transcendental History; B.Han-Pile

Postmodernism, the End of History and Frank Ankersmit; K.Jenkins

Postmodernism and the Politics of Historiography; O.Daddow

Detachment Dispatched: History as Poetics; B.Southgate

Postmodern Scepticism, Truth and History; J.Connelly

Why All Historical Accounts are Inevitably Theoretical, but Why Some Accounts are Preferable to Others; M.Fulbrook

The Manifold Paradoxes of Orientalism; A.L.Macfie

Biography and History: Criticism, Theory and Practice; A.Muslow

Getting Inside Heisenberg's Head; R.Monk

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Place of History in Spinoza's Metaphysics; E.de Jonge

Did the French Revolutionaries Have a Philosophy of History?; W.Scott

Hegel's History of Philosophy: Some Critical Reflections;R.M.Burns

The Concept of Civilization and the Problem of a Speculative Philosophy of History; L.Armour

On the Role of Time in Collingwood's Thought; M.J.O'Neill

Intertextuality, Time and Historical Understanding; E.O'Gorman

Early Foucault and Transcendental History; B.Han-Pile

Postmodernism, the End of History and Frank Ankersmit; K.Jenkins

Postmodernism and the Politics of Historiography; O.Daddow

Detachment Dispatched: History as Poetics; B.Southgate

Postmodern Scepticism, Truth and History; J.Connelly

Why All Historical Accounts are Inevitably Theoretical, but Why Some Accounts are Preferable to Others; M.Fulbrook

The Manifold Paradoxes of Orientalism; A.L.Macfie

Biography and History: Criticism, Theory and Practice; A.Muslow

Getting Inside Heisenberg's Head; R.Monk

Index