Review of Metaphysics 42 (2):327 - 355 (1988)

Michael L. Morgan
Indiana University
There is a type of history of philosophy that involves both philosophical analysis and historical understanding. in this paper i try to show how this enterprise attempts to construct a surrogate author for the texts under investigation. in order to clarify this model of interpretation, i compare the notion of surrogate author with collingwood's notion of reenactment and with nehamas's criticism of foucault's conception of authorship. i also discuss the roles of history and philosophy both as part of the internal process of constructing the surrogate author and as part of the external process of critically assessing the author's thought
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI revmetaph198842293
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