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History and Theory
HIST 338
Spring 2016
Section: 01  

This seminar will explore the contemporary theory and philosophy of history, giving special attention to the publications of "History and Theory," the academic journal owned and edited by Wesleyan University faculty for the last 50 years. We might discuss such topics as the nature of historical truth; history as a science, with laws, and as an art, with style; the nature of historical time; gender history; agency and causation; history of the emotions; and history's moral imperatives. We will certainly give special attention to the nature and development of comparison and to theorists connected with Bielefeld University, such as Niklas Luhmann, Jörn Rüsen, Jürgen Kocka, and especially Reinhart Koselleck.

Other key figures discussed are likely to include R. G. Collingwood, Michel Foucault, Hayden White, Frank Ankersmit, Barbara Rosenwein, Joan Scott, Ian Hacking, and Quentin Skinner.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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