sábado, 30 de novembro de 2013

Journal of the Philosophy of History, Volume 7, Issue 3, History and Truth, 2013

Introduction: History and Truth
Frank Ankersmit

The Ethics of Humanistic Scholarship: On Knowledge and Acknowledgement*
Isaac (Yanni) Nevo

The Necessity of History for Philosophy – Even Analytic Philosophy
Paul Redding

Understanding Others: Cultural Anthropology with Collingwood and Quine*
Guiseppina D’Oro

Mink’s Riddle of Narrative Truth
Chiel van den Akker

Using Goodman to Explore Historical Representation
Eugen Zeleňák

History as the Science of the Individual
Frank Ankersmit

Concepts, History and the Game of Giving and Asking for Reasons: A Defense of Conceptual History*
D. Timothy Goering

Representationalism and Non-representationalism in Historiography*
Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen


terça-feira, 19 de novembro de 2013

Some recent articles

Joanna de Groot and Sue Morgan, Beyond the ‘Religious Turn’? Past, Present and Future Perspectives in Gender History
Gender & History, Volume 25, Issue 3

Ásta Kristjana Sveinsdóttir, The Social Construction of Human Kinds
Susan E. Babbitt, Humanism and Embodiment: Remarks on Cause and Effect
Robin James, Race and the Feminized Popular in Nietzsche and Beyond
Anna Petronella Foultier, Language and the Gendered Body: Butler's Early Reading of Merleau-Ponty
Abigail Klassen, Beauvoir, the Scandal of Science, and Skepticism as Method
Victoria Pitts-Taylor, I Feel Your Pain: Embodied Knowledges and Situated Neurons
Robyn Bluhm, Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: The Influence of Gender Stereotypes on Functional Neuroimaging Research on Emotion
Elizabeth Sperry, Dupes of Patriarchy: Feminist Strong Substantive Autonomy's Epistemological Weaknesses
Victoria Browne, Backlash, Repetition, Untimeliness: The Temporal Dynamics of Feminist Politics
Mavis Biss, Radical Moral Imagination: Courage, Hope, and Articulation
Hypatia, Volume 28, Issue 4

The Making of The English Working Class, Fifty Years On
History Workshop Journal, Volume 76, Issue 1

Robert Brisart, L’expérience perceptive et son passif. À propos des sensations dans le constructivisme de Husserl
Julien Pieron, Pour une esthétique de la vérité: De Kant à Kant en passant par Bachelard
Philosophie, 2013/3

Teresa Barnett reviews Carlo Ginzburg's Threads and Traces: True, False, Fictive
Oral History Review, Volume 40, Issue 2

Anita Starosta, Accented Criticism: Translation and Global Humanities
boundary 2, Volume 40, Issue 3

Jean H. Quataert and Leigh Ann Wheeler, Sexuality, Feminism, and Women's Bodies in the Modern(izing) World
Journal of Women's History, Volume 25, Number 3

Andrew Hoskins, The end of decay time
Also, lost of reviews on the topics of memory, narrative, cinema and emotions.
Memory Studies, Volume 6, Issue 4

Cesare Cuttica, To Use or Not to Use ... The Intellectual Historian and the Isms : A Survey and a Proposal
Études Épistémè, Volume 23, Issue 3

SubStance, Volume 42, Number 3, special issue on Vulnerability

Nicholas Thoburn, Do Not Be Afraid, Join Us, Come Back?: On the “Idea of Communism” in Our Time
Bishupal Limbu, Ab-Using Enlightenment: Structural Adjustment, Storytelling, and the Public Use of Reason
Benjamin Piekut, Chance and Certainty: John Cage’s Politics of Nature
Alan Singer, Reverse Anthropomorphism: The Sex-Image and Ethics in Contemporary Art
Cultural Critique, Number 84

Vittorio Bufacchi, Knowing Violence: Testimony, Trust and Truth
Revue internationale de philosophie, 2013/3

And, of course, you might want to check the most recent issue of History and Theory.

New Literary History, Volume 44, Number 3, Summer 2013: Styles of Criticism and other essays

Criticism and Style
Michel Chaouli

Implicative Criticism, or The Display of Thinking
Andrew H. Miller

Wittgenstein, Pedagogy, and Literary Criticism
Timothy Yu

What Is a Dominant Language?: Giacomo Leopardi: Theoretician of Linguistic Inequality
Pascale Casanova, Marlon Jones

American Memory in Black Elk Speaks
Jerome McGann

The Social Structure of English in the Text of Theory
J. E. Elliott

Poetry's Media
Thomas H. Ford

Spatial Memory, Historiographic Fantasy, and the Touch of the Past in St. Erkenwald
Cynthia Turner Camp

Narratives of Resentment: Notes towards a Literary History of European Anti-Americanism
Jesper Gulddal


sábado, 16 de novembro de 2013

The Holocaust and Historical Methodology, edited by Dan Stone


Introduction: The Holocaust and Historical Methodology
Dan Stone


Chapter 1. A World Without Jews: Interpreting the Holocaust
Alon Confino

Chapter 2. Holocaust Historiography and Cultural History
Dan Stone

Chapter 3. The Invisible Crime: Nazi Politics of Memory and Postwar Representations of the Holocaust
Dirk Rupnow

Chapter 4. The History of the Jews in the Ghettos: A Cultural Perspective
Amos Goldberg

Chapter 5. National Socialism, Holocaust and Ecology
Boaz Neumann


Chapter 6. Bearing Witness: Theological Roots of a New Secular Morality
Samuel Moyn

Chapter 7. Transcending History? Methodological Problems in Holocaust Testimony
Zoë Waxman

Chapter 8. Studying the Holocaust: Is History Commemoration?
Doris L. Bergen


Chapter 9. An Integrated History of the Holocaust: Some Methodological Challenges
Saul Friedländer

Chapter 10. Truth and Circumstance: What (If Anything) Can Be Properly Said about the Holocaust?
Hayden White

Chapter 11. Modernist Holocaust Historiography: A Dialogue between Saul Friedländer and Hayden White
Wulf Kansteiner


Chapter 12. The Holocaust and European History
Donald Bloxham

Chapter 13. Fascism and the Holocaust
Federico Finchelstein

Chapter 14. The Holocaust and World History: Raphael Lemkin and Comparative Methodology
A. Dirk Moses

Click here to see The Holocaust and Historical Methodology at Amazon.

quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013

The Legacy of Vico in Modern Cultural History, by Joseph Mali

The Legacy of Vico in
Modern Cultural History
Description (from Amazon.com):

"In this highly original study Joseph Mali explores how four attentive and inventive readers of Giambattista Vico's New Science (1744) - the French historian Jules Michelet (1798-1874), the Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941), the German literary scholar Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) and the English philosopher Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) - came to find in Vico's work the inspiration for their own modern theories (or, in the case of Joyce, stories) of human life and history. Mali's reconstruction of the specific biographical and historical occasions in which these influential men of letters encountered Vico reveals how their initial impressions and interpretations of his theory of history were decisive both for their intellectual development and their major achievements in literature and thought. This new interpretation of the legacy of Vico's New Science is essential reading for all those engaged in the history of ideas and modern cultural history".

See at Amazon: The Legacy of Vico in Modern Cultural History.

Collingwood and British Idealism Studies, Volume 19, Number 1: Kant and the British Idealists


Introduction: Kant and the British Idealists
Baiasu, Sorin

Caird on Kant's Idealism: Traditionalist or Revolutionary?
Baiasu, Sorin

Kant, Bradley and The Conditionality of Human Knowledge
Herbert, Daniel

Baking with Kant and Bradley
Leech, Jessica; Thomas, E.

Kant and Collingwood on the Mind-Body Problem
Harrington, Katie

The Christologies of Kant and the British Idealists: Ethical and Ontological Theories of Kenosis
Norman, Ralph

quarta-feira, 13 de novembro de 2013

A Lover's Quarrel With the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading, by Ranjan Ghosh

A Lover's Quarrel With the Past
Description from Amazon: "Although not a professional historian, the author raises several issues pertinent to the state of history today.Qualifying the non-historian; as anable interventionist in historical studies, the author explores the relationship between history and theory within the current epistemological configurations and re-figurations. He asks how history transcends the obsessive linguistic turn, which has been hegemonizing literary/discourse analysis, and focuses greater attention on historical experience and where history stands in relation to our understanding of ethics, religion, and the current state of global politics that underlines the manipulation and abuse of history".


Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2013. Special Issue: Special Issue: Hayden White’s Metahistory: Forty Years On

Alun Munslow

Metahistory: before and after
Peter Burke

Rethinking Hayden White's treatment of Croce
David D. Roberts

Hayden White as analytical philosopher of mind
Jonathan Gorman

Above, about and beyond the writing of history: a retrospective view of Hayden White's Metahistory on the 40th anniversary of its publication
Gabrielle M. Spiegel

Rereading narrative constructivism
Kalle Pihlainen

On intellecticide or university driven politics of history
Sande Cohen

Whistling history: Ankersmit's neo-Tractarian theory of historical representation
Paul A. Roth

Reply to professor Roth: on how antidogmatism bred dogmatism
Frank Ankersmit


Later in the next week, I'll write a two-part review of this edition.

segunda-feira, 11 de novembro de 2013

Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Ranjan Ghosh and Ethan Kleinberg

Presence: Philosophy, History,
and Cultural Theory for
the Twenty-First Century
Book description (from Amazon.com):

The philosophy of “presence” seeks to challenge current understandings of meaning and understanding. One can trace its origins back to Vico, Dilthey, and Heidegger, though its more immediate exponents include Jean-Luc Nancy, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, and such contemporary philosophers of history as Frank Ankersmit and Eelco Runia. The theoretical paradigm of presence conveys how the past is literally with us in the present in significant and material ways: Things we cannot touch nonetheless touch us. This makes presence a post-linguistic or post-discursive theory that challenges current understandings of “meaning” and “interpretation.” Presence provides an overview of the concept and surveys both its weaknesses and its possible uses.

In this book, Ethan Kleinberg and Ranjan Ghosh bring together an interdisciplinary group of contributors to explore the possibilities and limitations of presence from a variety of perspectives—history, sociology, literature, cultural theory, media studies, photography, memory, and political theory. The book features critical engagements with the presence paradigm within intellectual history, literary criticism, and the philosophy of history. In three original case studies, presence illuminates the relationships among photography, the past, memory, and the Other. What these diverse but overlapping essays have in common is a shared commitment to investigate the attempt to reconnect meaning with something “real” and to push the paradigm of presence beyond its current uses. The volume is thus an important intervention in the most fundamental debates within the humanities today.

Contributors: Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales; Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley; Susan A. Crane, University of Arizona; Ranjan Ghosh, University of North Bengal; Suman Gupta, Open University Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University; John Michael, University of Rochester; Vincent P. Pecora, University of Utah; Roger I. Simon.

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Intellectual History Review, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2013


Regius and Gassendi on the Human Soul
Vlad Alexandrescu

An Eighteenth-Century Skeptical Attack on Rational Theology and Positive Religion: ‘Christianity Not Founded on Argument’ by Henry Dodwell the Younger
Diego Lucci

Shipwrecks and Survivals: Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Latin America
Eduardo Posada-Carbó & Iván Jaksić

Heidegger, Von Humboldt and the Idea of the University
Mark Sinclair

‘A Flower Is Your Brother!’: Holism, Nature, and the (Non-ironic) Enchantment of Modernity
Frank Zelko

William of Ockham’s Mind/Body Dualism and Its transmission to Early Modern Thinkers
Charis Charalampous

The Sovereign Subject and Its Heterogeneous Other: Beauvoir’s Use and Critique of Bataille/Hegel
Henry Martyn Lloyd


From Oikonomia to Political Economy: Constructing Economic Knowledge from the Renaissance to the Scientific Revolution
Felicity Green

The Aristotelian Tradition and the Rise of British Empiricism. Logic and Epistemology in the British Isles (1570–1689)
Sarah Hutton

Decartes-agonistes: Physico-mathematics, method and corpuscular-mechanism, 1618-1633
John Henry

Correspondence of John Wallis (1616–1703), volume III (October 1668–1671)
Noel Malcolm

Mandeville and Hume: Anatomists of Civil Society
Iain McDaniel

Inventing the Market: Smith, Hegel and Political Theory
Craig Smith

The Identity of the History of Science and Medicine
Neil Tarrant

Finding Oneself in the Other
Colin Kidd

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terça-feira, 1 de outubro de 2013

Narrative, Volume 21, Number 3, October 2013. Special Issue: Postmodernist Fiction: East and West

Edited by Wang Ning & Brian McHale.

Table of contents

Introduction: Historicizing Postmodernist Fiction
Wang Ning

European Postmodernism: The Cosmodern Turn
Theo D’haen

After the Revolution: US Postmodernism in the Twenty-First Century
Robert L. McLaughlin

A Reflection on Postmodernist Fiction in China: Avant-Garde Narrative Experimentation
Wang Ning

Viktor Pelevin and Literary Postmodernism in Post-Soviet Russia
Elana Gomel

City Botany: Reading Urban Ecologies in China through Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke
Kanika Batra

A Mosaic of Fragments as Narrative Practice: Maqiao Dictionary
Zongxin Feng

Planet of the Frogs: Thoreau, Anderson, and Murakami
Takayuki Tatsumi

Afterword: Reconstructing Postmodernism
Brian McHale

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quarta-feira, 25 de setembro de 2013

A Small Town Near Auschwitz: Ordinary Nazis and the Holocaust, by Mary Fulbrook

"The Silesian town of Bedzin lies a mere twenty-five miles from Auschwitz; through the linked ghettos of Bedzin and its neighbouring town, some 85,000 Jews passed on their way to slave labour or the gas chambers. 

The principal civilian administrator of Bedzin, Udo Klausa, was a happily married family man. He was also responsible for implementing Nazi policies towards the Jews in his area - inhumane processes that were the precursors of genocide. Yet he later claimed, like so many other Germans after the war, that he had 'known nothing about it'; and that he had personally tried to save a Jew before he himself managed to leave for military service. A Small Town Near Auschwitz re-creates Udo Klausa's story. Using a wealth of personal letters, memoirs, testimonies, interviews and other sources, Mary Fulbrook pieces together his role in the unfolding stigmatization and degradation of the Jews under his authoritiy, as well as the heroic attempts at resistance on the part of some of his victims. She also gives us a fascinating insight into the inner conflicts of a Nazi functionary who, throughout, considered himself a 'decent' man. And she explores the conflicting memories and evasions of his life after the war. 

But the book is much more than a portrayal of an individual man. Udo Klausa's case is so important because it is in many ways so typical. Behind Klausa's story is the larger story of how countless local functionaries across the Third Reich facilitated the murderous plans of a relatively small number among the Nazi elite - and of how those plans could never have been realized, on the same scale, without the diligent cooperation of these generally very ordinary administrators. As Fulbrook shows, men like Klausa 'knew' and yet mostly suppressed this knowledge, performing their day jobs without apparent recognition of their own role in the system, or any sense of personal wrongdoing or remorse - either before or after 1945. 

This account is no ordinary historical reconstruction. For Fulbrook did not discover Udo Klausa amongst the archives. She has known the Klausa family all her life. She had no inkling of her subject's true role in the Third Reich until a few years ago, a discovery that led directly to this inescapably personal professional history."

Source: Amazon

Also, read the article at The Guardian: Historian uncovers her family link to secret Nazi's role in the Holocaust

Finally, you can see the videos:

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Video: Re-Mapping the Italian Renaissance, by Stephen J. Campbell



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