Historiography and the Formation of Philosophical Canons

New York, NY: Routledge (2023)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This book presents a series of case studies and reflections on the historiographical assumptions, methods, and approaches that shape the way in which philosophers construct their own past. The chapters in the volume advance discussion of the methods of historians of philosophy, while at the same time illustrating the various ways in which philosophical canons come into existence, debunking the myth of analytical philosophy's ahistoricism, and providing a deeper understanding of the roles historiographical devices play in philosophical thought. More importantly, the contributors attempt to understand history of philosophy in connection with other historical and historiographical approaches: contributors engage classical history of science, sociology of knowledge, history of psychology and historiography, in dialogue with historiographical practices in philosophy more narrowly construed. Additionally, select chapters adopt a more diverse perspective, by making place for non-Western approaches and for efforts to construe new philosophical narratives that do justice to the voice of women across the centuries. Historiography and the Formation of Philosophical Canons will be of interest to researchers and advanced students working in history of philosophy, meta-philosophy, philosophy of history, historiography, intellectual history, and sociology of knowledge.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,202

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Making Past Thinkers Speak to Us Through Pragmatic Genealogies.Matthieu Queloz - 2023 - In Sandra Lapointe & Erich H. Reck (eds.), Historiography and the Formation of Philosophical Canons. New York, NY: Routledge. pp. 171-191.
Mohist canons.Chris Fraser - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Treatises, Dialogues and Interpretation.J. J. Mulhern - 1969 - The Monist 53 (4):631-641.
Canons, Careers, and Campfollowers: Randall and the Historiography of Philosophy.Gary Shapiro - 1987 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 23 (1):31 - 43.
Definitions in the Upper Part of the Moist Canons.Thierry Lucas - 2012 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 39 (3):386-403.


Added to PP

16 (#851,323)

6 months
15 (#143,114)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author Profiles

Erich Reck
University of California, Riverside
Sandra Lapointe
McMaster University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references