detestable as joint-stock companies or nations
... Whale,” Melville uses the term along with “pre-adamite” and “antechronical,” indicating
that the whale existed before time itself, “for time began with man.” In contemplating an
actual fossil, that is, Melville expatiates on the timelessness of the whale, who “having
been before all time, must needs ...
Back to Marx - Universitätsverlag Göttingen
... piece of philosophical research. Perhaps without any intention, it is as much a
testimonial for the profound scholarly and philosophical exchange between China
and Europe that has been shaping our worlds of thought at both ends of this
bridge of ideas.
The enourmous ploughing of texts, to borrow a p ...
Does accounting history matter
... “narrow” often fail to appreciate that research positioning accounting as a local, timespecific practice in the life and times of the period of study may, at the same time,
provide more general and time-independent insights, for example into how accounting
emerges from, and impacts upon, its setting ...
Abstracts - FGW-VU
... obvious what kind of value accrues to moral progress, nor in what way moral progress is
in fact valuable, if it is valuable at all. Just where value should be located in moral progress
turns in part on how the two following questions relate to one another: Is the world
better today than it was in th ...
A Critical Analysis of Rousseau`s Narrative of Subjectivity
... In many ways determining an all-inclusive label for Rousseau’s work would entail
anachronistically applying a retrospective appellation based upon distinctions that did not exist
during the period when Rousseau was writing. Although it is clear that many of these
designations are in fact accurate, ...
KARL POPPER`S CRITICAL RATIONALISM AND THE POLITICS OF
... and massive reward, but also social inequality and potential market failure” (Forrester 2012:
42). Forrester derives support for her position from a letter that Popper wrote in 1956 in
response to Henry Hazlitt, the American journalist who was a defender of classical liberal
economic ideas and a fo ...
Chapter 1: The Study of Laughter
... behind his eye, his seeing, thinking, and feeling 'I.' In recent times, the scientific (and
social scientific) endeavour has been shaken by glimpses of self-awareness, the
deforming retina raised as gross evidence of the uncertain nature of all its prized research
results. This will not be my purpos ...
Globalization – An Old or a New Phenomenon?
... antiquity, in the Middle Ages and in the modern times. In this paper we analyzeseveral cases
of globalization based on selected indicators. We attempt to determine whether this
phenomenon can be characterized as new, old or cyclically repeating. We conclude that
aspects of globalization which are ch ...
- University of Salford Institutional Repository
... element of the intellectual milieu at the University of Chicago
during Goffman's apprenticeship there between 1945 and 1954.
It will be argued that much can be learned about Goffman's
sociology by likening it to Sirninel's, but the limits of this
comparison must be borne firmly in mind. The most obv ...
Philosophy of history
The term philosophy of history refers to the theoretical aspect of history, in two senses. It is customary to distinguish critical philosophy of history from speculative philosophy of history. Critical philosophy of history is the ""theory"" aspect of the discipline of academic history, and deals with questions such as the nature of historical evidence, the degree to which objectivity is possible, etc. Speculative philosophy of history is an area of philosophy concerning the eventual significance, if any, of human history. Furthermore, it speculates as to a possible teleological end to its development—that is, it asks if there is a design, purpose, directive principle, or finality in the processes of human history. Part of Marxism, for example, is speculative philosophy of history. Another example is ""historiosophy"", the term coined by Gershom Scholem to describe his understanding of history and metaphysics. Though there is some overlap between the two aspects, they can usually be distinguished; modern professional historians tend to be skeptical about speculative philosophy of history.Sometimes critical philosophy of history is included under historiography. Philosophy of history should not be confused with the history of philosophy, which is the study of the development of philosophical ideas in their historical context.Speculative philosophy of history asks at least three basic questions: What is the proper unit for the study of the human past — the individual subject? The family, polis (""city"") or sovereign territory? The civilization or culture? Or the whole of the human species? Are there any broad patterns that we can discern through the study of the human past? Are there, for example, patterns of progress? Or cycles? Is history deterministic? Or are there no patterns or cycles, and is human history regulated by irregularity? Related to this is the study of individual agency and its impact in history, functioning within, or opposed to, larger trends and patterns. If history can indeed be said to progress or cycle, what is its ultimate direction or pattern? What (if any) is the driving force of the progress or of the cycles? What does it mean to know, explain and write history?↑ ↑ ↑