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The Territories of Philosophy in Modern Historiography

C. König - Pralong, M. Meliadò, Z. Radeva (eds.)
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253 p., 170 x 240 mm, 2019
ISBN: 978-2-503-58468-3
Languages: English, French
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This book investigates how, from the seventeenth century onward, philosophers, philologists and historians described various world ‘cultures’, colonized the past (or national pasts), and thus invented Europe’s philosophical nature.

In the recent past, critical discussions concerning notions such as ‘cultural area’ and ‘area studies’, as well as their relativizations by means of conceptions that avoid splitting clearly identified areas (inter alia, ‘third space’, ‘hybridity’, ‘diaspora’, or ‘cosmopolitism’), drew attention to the long history of cultural territorialization. This book attempts to open the history of philosophy to reflexive and globalizing tendencies elaborated in the field of ‘world history’. From the seventeenth century onward, in both modern Europe and North America, historical sciences—notably philosophical historiography and cultural history—colonized both the past (or national pasts) and the ‘rest’ of the world. The contributions gathered in the present volume address both phenomena to the extent that they have been linked with modern historicization of philosophy, sciences,and culture.

Catherine König-Pralong, Mario Meliadò and Zornitsa Radeva are members of the MEMOPHI (Medieval Philosophy in Modern History of Philosophy) research group, a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC-2013-CoG 615045), directed by Catherine König-Pralong and located at the University of Freiburg (Germany).

Table of Contents


I. Continents of Thought, Global Exchanges

CATHERINE KÖNIG-PRALONG (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
How Historians of Philosophy Invented Europe’s Philosophical Nature

À l’Est (et au Far-Ouest) de la logique, rien de nouveau

STÉPHANE VAN DAMME (European University Institute Firenze)
Enlightenment’s Frontiers: did Mohawks have a philosophy?

II. Intellectual Imperialism

LENA SALAYMEH (Tel Aviv University)
Goldziher dans le rôle du bon orientaliste. Les méthodes de l’impérialisme intellectuel

IVA MANOVA (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
The Creation of Philosophical Nations under the Soviet Regime: “Restoring the Historical Truth” about the Peoples of Asia in Philosophy

III. Formations of Political and Ethnical Spaces

UELI ZAHND (Université de Genève)
Civilized Scots?
Climate, Race and the Barbarian North in Early Modern Scottish Philosophy

Une philosophie française sans philosophie française. L’éclectisme de Victor Cousin

MARIO MELIADÒ (Universität Siegen)
Géopolitique de la raison. Sur la pratique de l’histoire de la philosophie à l’école de Victor Cousin

GIANLUCA BRIGUGLIA (Université de Strasbourg)
Aristotélisme politique médiéval et lieu naturel de la démocratie selon l’historiographie de Walter Ullmann

IV. Intellectual Boundaries and Disciplinary Geographies

CECILIA MURATORI (University of Warwick)
Science or “Sad Trash”?
Aristotelian Lineages in the Historiography of Animal Magnetism

Contrôler le territoire philosophique à coups de canon. L’éclipse de « l’histoire comparée » de Joseph-Marie Degérando (1772-1842) à l’orée d’une juridiction de l’incomparable

Interest Classification:
Modern Western Philosophy (c. 1650-present)

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