History Its Theory and Practice

Croce, B.

Published by Russell&Russell Pub, 1920
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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ill MEDIEVAL HISTORIOGRAPHY OR the same reason that we must not look upon the beginning of any history as an absolute -■- beginning, or conceive of epochs in a simplicistic manner, as though they were strictly limited to the determinations represented by their general character, we must be careful not to identify the humanistic conception of history with the ancient epoch of historiography which it characterizes or symbolizes--in fact, we must not make historical the ideal categories, which are eternal. Graeco-Roman historiography was without doubt humanistic, but it was a Graeco-Roman humanism --that is to say, it not only had all the limitations that we have been pointing out, but also the special physiognomy which such humanism assumes in the ancient historians and thinkers, varying more or less in each one of them. Not only was it thus humanistic, but other formations of the same sort probably preceded, as they certainly followed, it in the course of the centuries. It is perhaps attractive, but it is also artificial (and contrary to the true concept of progress), to conceive of the history of philosophy and of historiography as of a series of ideal phases, which are traversed once only, and to transform philosophers into categories and categories into philosophers, making synonymous Democritus and the atom, Plato and the transcendental idea, Descartes and dualism, Spinoza and pantheism, Leibnitz and monadism, whittling down history to the dimensions of a Dynastengeschichte, as a German critic has satirically described it, or treating it according to a sort of ' line of buckets' theory, as an Englishman has humorously described it. Hence, too, the view that history has not yet appeared in the world, or that it has appeared for the first time and by flas...

About the Author: Benedetto Croce (1866-1952) was one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century. Among his many works are Philosophy of the Practical; What is Living and What is Dead in the Philosophy of Hegel; Aesthetic; Logic as the Science of Pure Concept; History of the Story of Liberty; and Guide to Aesthetics.

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Title: History Its Theory and Practice
Publisher: Russell&Russell Pub
Publication Date: 1920
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