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Can Koselleck Travel? Theory of History and the Problem of the Universal

Margrit Pernau

have been developed? This article proposes to reread Koselleck's three core contributions to the theory of history mentioned above—the anthropological constants, the contemporaneity of the non-contemporaneous, and the Sattelzeit —from the perspective

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Niklas Olsen, Irene Herrmann, Håvard Brede Aven, and Mohinder Singh

's thoughts of how the absurd is an anthropological constant in human history from which nothing is to be learned. Moreover, he points to the similarities between Camus's L'Homme révolté (The rebel) (1951) and Koselleck's Kritik und Krise as a way to

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Koselleck's Dichotomies Revisited

Gabriel Entin

Hermeneutics,” 45–54. See Luis Fernández Torres, “Las constantes antropológicas de la Histórica de Koselleck: Una propuesta de ampliación” [The anthropological constants of Koselleck's Historik : A proposal for expansion], Isegoría: Revista de Filosofía Moral

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Traveling Concepts

On the Road with Margrit Pernau

Jan Ifversen

, postcoloniality, or emotions, we always come back to temporality. Everyone engaging with Koselleck's work experiences that the question of time is utterly complicated. He might depart from the anthropological constant that all humans organize their lives in

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Dealing with an Ocean of Meaninglessness

Reinhart Koselleck's Lava Memories and Conceptual History

Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

both with Heidegger and Carl Schmitt on anthropological constants, which are beyond historical formation and with Gadamer on the theoretical conditions for understanding and communication. 5 This is the topic of the second section of this article

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Enigmatic Concepts

On the History of Riddles in China and the West

Anne Schmiedl

analyzing an example from the literary sphere: the riddle. The activity of posing and answering riddles is universal to all human societies and therefore an anthropological constant. 6 Studying riddles from different backgrounds shows that riddles are

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Success—Collapse—Resilience

The Story of Homo Resiliens in Film Documentaries on the Anthropocene

Florentine Schoog

, which deploys a figure I propose to call Homo resiliens . The question here is not whether resilience is an appropriate concept to understand humans in their anthropological constant, but rather what it means to chart the future of society and promote