James Collins probes the meaning and methods of historical interpretation in philosophy by analyzing the creative reciprocity between the modern source thinkers—the great classical philosophers from Descartes and Locke to Mill and Nietzsche—and their midtwentieth century interpreters.
Originally published in 1972.
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Table of Contents:
- Frontmatter, pg. i
- Preface, pg. vii
- CONTENTS, pg. xi
- I. The Historical Turn in Contemporary Philosophy, pg. 1
- II. The Insistency of Modern Sources, pg. 35
- III. The Art of Historical Questioning, pg. 97
- IV. The Interpreting Present, pg. 186
- V. Kant Our Contemporary, pg. 267
- VI. Teleology of Historical Understanding, pg. 345
- BIBLIOGRAPHY, pg. 419
- INDEX, pg. 453
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