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Koselleck's Dichotomies Revisited

Gabriel Entin

sufficient to build historical knowledge. This also requires the possibility of interpreting and thinking about the past. Reinhart Koselleck was one of the main contemporary historians who took up the challenge of reflecting on historical comprehension on the

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

Margrit Pernau

The history of concepts, as it was developed by Reinhart Koselleck (1923–2006), has experienced a successful global career in the last two decades and is now practiced from Buenos Aires to Istanbul and from Helsinki to Seoul. Koselleck's own work

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Koselleck’s Historik and the Horizons of Politics

Blake Ewing

study of ideological conceptual systems, drawing political theorists even closer to Reinhart Koselleck’s various essays not only on the methods of Begriffsgeschichte but also on the particular issue of time. Still, beyond the idea of quasi

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Dealing with an Ocean of Meaninglessness

Reinhart Koselleck's Lava Memories and Conceptual History

Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

Next, the article has to be interpreted as to the contribution it makes to a number of questions central to Koselleck's oeuvre. Reinhart Koselleck made important interventions in four fields of academic inquiry. He is probably best known in Germany and

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Reinhart Koselleck

His Concept of the Concept and Neo-Kantianism

Elías José Palti

The present article intends to trace the conceptual roots of Koselleck’s concept of the concept. Koselleck’s distinction between ideas and concepts has its roots in the logic of Hegel, who was the first to elaborate on the multivocal nature of concepts as their distinguishing feature vis-à-vis ideas. The main hypothesis proposed here is that Koselleck reformulated Hegel’s view on the basis of the neo-Kantian philosophies developed at the turn of the century, with which his theory maintains a tense relationship, without breaking, however, some of its fundamental premises.

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Koselleck’s Two Visions of History

Kari Palonen

Reinhart Koselleck, Vom Sinn und Unsinn der Geschichte, Herausgegeben mit Nachwort von Carsten Dutt (Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2010), 387 pp.

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Introduction and Prefaces to the Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe

(Basic Concepts in History: A Historical Dictionary of Political and Social Language in Germany)

Reinhart Koselleck and Michaela Richter

This is the first English translation of Reinhart Koselleck's "Introduction" to the Geschichtliche Grundbegriffe (GG, Basic Concepts in History: A Historical Dictionary of Political and Social Language in Germany), which charts how in German-speaking Europe the accelerated changes occurring between the Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution were perceived, conceptualized and incorporated into political and social language, registering the transition from a hierarchy of orders to modern societies. The "Introduction" presents the problematic and method formulated in 1972 by Koselleck for writing the history of concepts (Begriffsgeschichte). During the twenty-five years needed to complete the GG, he continued to revise and develop this method. In prefaces written for subsequent volumes, he replied to criticisms of its choice of basic concepts and findings. In these prefaces Koselleck both summarized the great contribution to our historical knowledge of political and social terms that this work and its index volumes had made, and suggested further research projects to build upon its achievements.

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In Honor of Reinhart Koselleck

Sandro Chignola and João Feres Júnior

Contributions to the History of Concepts has much to celebrate. On one hand, issue number 3 inaugurates the journal’s second volume; its second year of existence. The reception of volume one could not have been better. We have received enthusiastic feedback from readers all over the world. Contributions has published authors from many different countries and from diverse academic milieus and traditions. The international reception of conceptual history has been on the rise for decades and Contributions is both a consequence of and an agent in this process. Our celebration, however, is not without sorrow. On February 3, 2006, Reinhart Koselleck passed away. One of the most influential historians and theoreticians of the last fifty years, Koselleck was simply the most important author in the field of conceptual history and, at the same time, an active promoter of its international reception.

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Genesis of Populism

Its Russian Sediments and Its Updating in Latin America in Historical-Conceptual Key

Claudio Sergio Ingerflom

also been applied to Russian populism. 11 Reinhart Koselleck offers another perspective against the petitio principii : “The method of Begriffsgeschichte breaks free of the naive circular movement from word to thing and back.” 12 Then, let us

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Fiery Streams of Lava, Frozen into Memory. Many Farewells to War

Memories that Are Not Interchangeable

Reinhart Koselleck, Translated By Margrit Pernau, and Sébastien Tremblay

strokes of luck, breathing in deeply, I did not dare to ask him. The fear remained. That too was an end of the war. Reinhart Koselleck, “Glühende Lava, zur Erinnerung geronnen,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , 6 May 1995, B4. We thank the heirs