Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Philosophy of HistoryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102493.1

Discipline: PHILOSOPHY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Jennifer Mensch


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
What is History? This question has been an object of inquiry as much for philosophers as for historians themselves. Large historical forces were at work in the Enlightenment--both in the sciences and in politics--and philosophers like Rousseau and Kant sought to understand these movements philosophically. For Rousseau, the lens was genealogical as he worked to produce a "natural history" of politics and society; for Kant, the historical lens was teleological as he narrated instead a philosophical history full of notions of progress and improvement. In the 19th century, philosophers like Hegel and Marx were concerned to think about history as a dialectical movement, while Nietzsche applied Darwin's new theory of evolution to his understanding of history and morals alike. The great shockwaves wrought by the two World Wars of the 20th century brought new philosophical writers to the problem of history, though now with an eye back toward the seemingly failed vision of inevitable progress so successfully peddled by the Enlightenment. This philosophical tradition and its changing approaches to history will be the focus of this unit.


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