Download e-book for kindle: Meaning and Representation in History: v. 7 (Making Sense of by Jörn Rüsen

By Jörn Rüsen

History has consistently been greater than simply the previous. It comprises a courting among prior and current, perceived, at the one hand, as a temporal chain of occasions and, at the different, symbolically as an interpretation that provides intending to those occasions via various cultural orientations, charging it with norms and values, hopes and fears. And it truly is reminiscence that hyperlinks the current to the prior and consequently should be obvious because the such a lot primary method of the human brain that constitutes historical past: reminiscence and ancient pondering are the door of the human brain to event. whilst, it transforms the previous right into a significant and feel bearing a part of the current and past. it truly is those complicated interrelationships which are the focal point of the members to this quantity, between them such exclusive students as Paul Ricoeur, Johan Galtung, Eberhard Lämmert, and James E. younger. jam-packed with profound insights into human society pat and current it's a ebook that not just historians but additionally philosophers and social scientists should still have interaction with.

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