By Niklas Olsen

ISBN-10: 0857452959

ISBN-13: 9780857452955

ISBN-10: 1782383816

ISBN-13: 9781782383819

Reinhart Koselleck (1923–2006) used to be considered one of so much enforcing and influential ecu highbrow historians within the 20th century. consistently probing and transgressing the limits of mainstream old writing, he created quite a few hugely cutting edge techniques, soaking up impacts from different educational disciplines as represented within the paintings of philosophers and political thinkers like Hans Georg Gadamer and Carl Schmitt and that of across the world well known students corresponding to Hayden White, Michel Foucault, and Quentin Skinner. An suggest of "grand theory," Koselleck used to be an proposal to many students and helped stream the self-discipline into new instructions (such as conceptual heritage, theories of ancient occasions and reminiscence) and throughout disciplinary and nationwide obstacles. He hence accomplished a level of overseas popularity that used to be strange for a German historian after 1945. This e-book not just provides the existence and paintings of a "great philosopher" and ecu highbrow, it additionally contributes to our knowing of complicated theoretical and methodological matters within the cultural sciences and to our wisdom of the background of political, old, and cultural inspiration in Germany from the Nineteen Fifties to the present.

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