Philosophy and the Historical Understanding [Book Review]

Review of Metaphysics 18 (1):174-174 (1964)

Chiefly a treatment of two problems in the philosophy of history: the nature of historical understanding, and its bearing upon political life, science and philosophy. As regards the first, the author proposes an account of what it is to follow an "evidenced narrative." The burden of discussion of the second is to argue for positive uses of historical understanding, including its capacities for moral guidance, and its use for appreciating how philosophical problems may be clarified.—N. S. C.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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