David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Johns Hopkins University Press (1997)
The importance of history has been powerfully reaffirmed in recent years by the appearance of major new authors, pathbreaking works, and fresh interpretations of historical events, trends, and methods. Responding to these developments, Roger Chartier engages several of the most influential writers of cultural history whose works have spread far beyond academic audiences to become part of contemporary cultural argument. Challenging the assertion that history is no more than a "fiction-making operation" Chartier examines the relationships between history and fiction and proposes new foundations for establishing history as a specific kind of knowledge. Michel de Certeau's description of Michel Foucault's writings as "on the edge of the cliff," provides Chartier with an image he finds appropriate not only for Foucault but for many other recent historians--including de Certeau. Exploring the relationships between discursive practices and nondiscursive practices, Chartier examines the "heterology" of de Certeau pursues the "chimera of origin" and the causes of the French Revolution in Foucault's work and raises four pertinent questions for the metahistory of Hayden White. He follows the work of Louis Marin into the distinctions between interpreting a painting and interpreting a text. And a trio of essays treats the historical sociology of Norbert Elias and his work on power and civility. Throughout, Chartier keeps his focus on historians who have stressed the relations between the products of discourse and social practices.
|Keywords||History Philosophy Language and history|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.10 used (88% off) $10.24 new (60% off) $21.16 direct from Amazon (16% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||D16.9.C45375 1997|
|ISBN(s)||0801854350 0801854369 9780801854361|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Wim Weymans (2004). Michel de Certeau and the Limits of Historical Representation. History and Theory 43 (2):161–178.
Similar books and articles
Michel Foucault (1977). Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews. Cornell University Press.
A. L. Macfie (ed.) (2006). The Philosophy of History: Talks Given at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 2000-2006. Palgrave Macmillan.
A. L. Macfie (ed.) (2007). The Philosophy of History: Talks Given at the Ihr, London, 2000-2006. Palgrave Macmillan.
Will Durant (2010). Lessons of History. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks.
Jack Goody (2006). The Theft of History. Cambridge University Press.
Peter Becker & William Clark (eds.) (2001). Little Tools of Knowledge: Historical Essays on Academic and Bureaucratic Practices. University of Michigan Press.
Gary Gutting (1989). Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason. Cambridge University Press.
Leonard Mendes Marsak (1977). The Nature of Historical Inquiry. Huntington, N.Y.,R. E. Krieger Pub. Co..
Jeremy Ahearne (1995). Michel De Certeau: Interpretation and its Other. Stanford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #149,815 of 1,089,057 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,801 of 1,089,057 )
How can I increase my downloads?