Why History?: Ethics and Postmodernity

Routledge (1999)
Why History? is a compelling introduction to the issue of history and ethics. Designed to provoke discussion, the book asks whether and why a good knowledge and understanding of the past is desirable. In the context of current postmodern thinking, Keith Jenkins suggests that the goal of "learning lessons from the past" actually means learning lessons from stories written by historians and others. If the past as history has no foundation, can anything ethical be gained from history? Daring and controversial, Why History? presents liberating challenges to history and ethics, proposing that we have reached an emancipatory moment which is well beyond the "end of history.".
Keywords History Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy the book $9.99 used (76% off)   $31.25 new (24% off)   $40.95 direct from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number D16.8.J387 1999
ISBN(s) 0415164168   9780415164160
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,727
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index

Total downloads
12 ( #389,213 of 2,197,331 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #299,047 of 2,197,331 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature