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The Resource The shape of the past, Gordon Graham

The shape of the past, Gordon Graham

Label
The shape of the past
Title
The shape of the past
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Graham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Can human history as a whole be interpreted in any meaningful way? Has there been real progress between stone age and space age? Does history repeat itself? Is there evidence of divine providence? Questions such as these have fascinated thinkers, and some of the greatest philosophers, notably Kant and Hegel, have turned their minds to philosophical history. As a branch of philosophy, however, it has received little attention in the analytical tradition." "This pioneering work aims to bring the methods of analytical philosophy to the critical examination of some of these questions. In addition to Hegel and Kant, the discussion ranges over the writings of Augustine, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche. The ideas of historical progress, secularization and the decline of religion, cultural cycles, historical rupture and God in history are all subjected to careful analysis. Gordon Graham argues that, although unfashionable, the claim that history is the story of progress under the guidance of providence is one of the most plausible accounts of the shape of the past."--Jacket
Cataloging source
WAU
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1949 July 15-
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Graham, Gordon
Dewey number
901
Index
index present
LC call number
D16.8
LC item number
.G6983 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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History
Label
The shape of the past, Gordon Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle on cover: A philosophical approach to history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36669055
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780192892553
Lccn
97199173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The shape of the past, Gordon Graham
Publication
Note
Subtitle on cover: A philosophical approach to history
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [223]-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36669055
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780192892553
Lccn
97199173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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