Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time

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MIT Press, 1985 - Philosophy - 330 pages

In these fifteen essays, one Of Germany's most distinguished philosophers of historyinvokes an extraordinary array of witnesses and texts to explore the concept of historical time. Thewitnesses include politicians, philosophers, theologians, and poets, and the texts range fromRenaissance paintings to the dreams of German citizens in the 1930s. Using these remarkablematerials, Koselleck investigates the relationship of history to language, and of language to thedeeper movements of human understanding.Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History atthe University of Bielefeld.

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Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History at the University of Bielefeld and author of Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time.

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