Noctua 9 (1):1-28 (2022)

Carlo Borghero
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
The author addresses the nature and functions of some historiographical categories, showing their problematic application to philosophical currents and historical periodizations. By considering some cases of study in the history of modern philosophy, it is shown how the excessive expansion of such categories has made them useless as working tools, and has generated and nurtured philosophical mythologies and historiographical legends. Nonetheless, such mythologies and legends constitute an important field of investigation for historians of philosophy.
Keywords Modern philosophy   historiographical categories   philosophical myths   historiographical legends
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DOI 10.14640/noctuaix1
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