Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World

2015.02.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Carr, Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World, Oxford University Press, 2014, 245pp.,
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2015.02.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Carr, Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World, Oxford University Press, 2014, 245pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199377657. Reviewed by James Dodd, The New School for Social Research David Carr's book represents a synthesis and significant expansion of his work on the philosophy of history since his 1986 Time, Narrative, and History. Its principal aim, which it shares with the recent publications of F.R. Ankersmit and Eelco Runia, is to break free from a perceived dominance in recent decades of the twin themes of representation and memory in philosophical accounts of history. The ongoing reign of representation can in part be traced to the work of Hayden White who, as Carr points out, in turn draws on the work of Arthur Danto, W. B. Gallie, and Louis Mink, all protagonists of the "linguistic turn" in Anglophone philosophy, who accordingly take as their guiding motif. . .

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