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Koselleck’s Historik and the Horizons of Politics

Blake Ewing

look at Koselleck’s wider oeuvre, 5 especially his writings on developing a Historik , his theory of possible histories ( Theoriebedürfiigkeit der Geschichtswissenschafi). 6 Indeed, in discussing the theoretical science behind the possibility for

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Dealing with an Ocean of Meaninglessness

Reinhart Koselleck's Lava Memories and Conceptual History

Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

understanding, but also their boundaries: the unsayable, the absurd, and the incommunicability of lava experiences. In his address, titled Hermeneutik und Historik , his aim was nothing less than to sketch the foundation of a new Historik , a science of the

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Semantics of Time and Historical Experience

Remarks on Koselleck's Historik

Luca Scuccimarra

Moving from Koselleck's most recent essays on Historik, the author explores the role played by historiography in the constitution of historicity as a peculiar experiential dimension of human existence. The essay focuses on the complex link between difference and repetition which, according to Koselleck's theory of experience, constitutes a “specific historical temporality” and its inner articulation. Actually, it is by exploring the “formal temporal structures” which constitute the horizon of historical intelligibility that Koselleck brings to light the decisive role that the point of view of historiography has for the constitution of man as the subject of historical knowledge and action. It is difficult to ignore the importance of this theory of historical temporalization in an age in which the End of History rhetoric tends to transform itself in a sort of media gospel.

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Koselleck's Dichotomies Revisited

Gabriel Entin

, or what he called in his Historik (the conditions of the possibility of histories) “the simultaneity of the nonsimultaneous.” 5 On the other hand, the commemoration represents an opportunity to investigate problems inherent in Begriffsgeschichte

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

Margrit Pernau

. We do not have to accept or reject him in toto, but we can pick and choose and even keep his questions while we discard (some of) his answers. At the most abstract level, Koselleck's Historik took the shape of musing about anthropological

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An Invitation for the Curious; Into Blumenberg's Lens Cabinet; The Historian and His Images

Luc Wodzicki, Marcos Guntin, and Kerstin Maria Pahl

the title of Historik , a theory of the conditions of possible histories, whose elements would “in some manner be transcendental categories” and delve into an anthropological framework underlying epochal change 5 —Blumenberg's work could be read as an

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

lasting empirical and theoretical contributions, 7 and what relates his work in conceptual history to his writings on developing a Historik , on the transcendental theory of possible histories. 8 We must always remember that over the course of Koselleck

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Book Reviews

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

establish a new Historik outlining the conditions of possible history. Particular emphasis is on Koselleck as a political thinker and on the focus on crisis in his thought. Inspired by Carl Schmitt, so Imbriano states, Koselleck identified politics with

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Part 2: After the Big Bang

The Fusing of New Approaches

Jan Ifversen

experience, and the making of history in Koselleck's historik . All participated in adding new dimensions to the continuous adventure of BG. Many more scholars would join the discussions of BG in the following years. 1 Michael Freeden, interview by

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From Morality to Psychology

Emotion Concepts in Urdu, 1870—1920

Margrit Pernau

, 1996). 2 Reinhart Koselleck, Zeitschichten: Studien zur Historik (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2000). English translation: The Practice of Conceptual History: Timing History, Spacing Concepts (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002). See also