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Crisis? How Is That a Crisis!?

Reflections on an Overburdened Word

Michael Freeden

crisis that is entirely predictable, bereft of contingency or surprise. If there are other approaches that come close to seeing life—in this case, not economic but political—as harboring self-generating crises, it is in recent French philosophy such as

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Theo Jung, Cristian Roiban, Gregor Feindt, Alexandra Medzibrodszky, Henna-Riikka Pennanen, and Anna Björk

words” (18). The first five chapters each trace the genesis of conceptual history and historical semantics within a particular academic field. Their sequence, ranging from philosophy (chapter 1), history, politics, and social sciences (chapter 2

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Nationalism and Internationalism Reconciled

British Concepts for a New World Order during and after the World Wars

Antero Holmila and Pasi Ihalainen

Guardian noted when discussing E. H. Carr’s latest study Nationalism and After , 101 was that, in the new era of postwar foreign politics, if one was to battle the evils of nationalism, which were attributed to the “ruthless philosophy of German mind

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Nadia Urbinati

instance, wrote that the philosophy of history is the home of both utopian and apocalyptic scenarios. In relation to democracy, it is possible to derive two inferences from the above taxonomy. In one sense, crisis is endogenous to this system since it

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Time and Space in Time and Space

Mapping the Conceptual History of Mental Maps and Historical Consciousness

Janne Holmén

spread among the major European languages in the mid-nineteenth century. The historians of philosophy who have traced it further back have not distinguished whether the term in their sources refers to consciousness of history, as the modern concept

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Clarifying Liquidity

Keynes and Marx, Merchants, and Poets

Rolf Hugoson

part of Classical Greek culture, even if it appeared new to modern readers. Greek “intelligence” also remained marked by theoretical philosophy, but it had been raised on the much older field (semantic and conceptual) of creative thinking, where animals

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On Reinhart Koselleck's Intellectual Relations to Carl Schmitt

Niklas Olsen

, some of which Koselleck gradually made his own, while he abandoned others. These include the pathologies of modern political thought, historical philosophy and morality, progress and utopia, international law, the dynamics of political space, and the

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Beyond Metaphor

Corporeal Sociability and the Language of Commerce in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France

Joseph D. Bryan

in natural philosophy to describe the universe as a detailed conglomeration of matter in motion. The state came to be understood as a rational mechanism directed by a prime mover, or “sun” in the case of Louis XIV, and body-politic metaphors

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Modernity, Ḥadātha, and Modernité in the Works of Abdallah Laroui

Conceptual Translation and the Politics of Historicity

Nils Riecken

modern understandings of history, time, and political action. Modern rhetorics of crisis constitute, as has been convincingly argued, a particular form of political action that produces a certain philosophy of history that articulates a certain teleology

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Arian Hopf

systems, but now religion was confronted with science. Though natural philosophy had been previously a subcategory of religion, science had now gained a position independent from religion. When religion lost its legitimating position for science, religion