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Erik Tängerstad

Javier Fernández Sebastián and Juan Francisco Fuentes, eds. 2002. Diccionario Político y Social del Siglo XIX Español. Madrid: Alianza Editorial. pp. 772.

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For a Critical Conceptual History of Brazil

Receiving Begriffsgeschichte

João Feres Júnior

The author argues that the development of a critical history of concepts should be based on a programmatic position different from that of original Begriffsgeschichte, or of its main interpretations. By drawing upon theoretical insights of Axel Honneth, he reassesses the basic assumption of Begriffsgeschichte regarding the relationship between the history of concepts and social history, and calls attention to the problems that spring from focusing analysis almost exclusively on key concepts. According to Feres, special attention should be paid to concepts that are socially and politically effective, but, at the same time, do not become the subject of public contestation. Based on this programmatic position, he ends the article proposing a sketch for organizing the study of conceptual history in Brazil along three semantic regions.

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Towards a Comparative History of Concepts

Civilisation and beschaving

Pim den Boer

Building upon an introductory discussion on linguistic exchange - the problem of missing words - and the emergence of transnational concepts, this article consists of a comparative study of the history of the concept of civilisation in some major European languages and the concept of beschaving in Dutch, the closest translation to civilisation in that language. According to the author, the particular and independent conceptual evolution of beschaving should be in part explained by the early development of a modern socio-economic structure in Holland.

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A Focus on the History of Concepts

Eirini Goudarouli

the history of concepts or conceptual history. Traditionally related to political thinking, conceptual history offers a significant contribution to the methodology and theory of cross-disciplinary history writing. Nowadays, most conceptual history

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Distributional Concept Analysis

A Computational Model for History of Concepts

Peter De Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia, and John Regan

This journal, Contributions to the History of Concepts , has, since its inception, been commendably open to different approaches to the history of concepts and, since its first volume, in 2005, has significantly contributed to the heterogeneous

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Dealing with an Ocean of Meaninglessness

Reinhart Koselleck's Lava Memories and Conceptual History

Margrit Pernau and Sébastien Tremblay

World War II is at the same time an important contribution to a topic Koselleck wrote on a number of times: the relation between events and structures. While the linguistics he drew on for his history of concepts might suggest an affinity to

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Interdisciplinary Concepts and their Political Significance

Ernst Müller

This essay introduces a panel of four studies of concepts: survival, generation, mutation, and reflex; concepts which circulate among different disciplines. The introduction addresses the problems of disciplinary lexica of conceptual history which have been completed in Germany in recent years; at the same time it questions the boundaries between political-social language (as represented by the Cambridge school in the English-speaking world and by Koselleck in the German) and concepts in natural sciences. The methodological problems examined in the process include issues of knowledge and discipline and interdisciplinarity, as well as of metaphorology and translation, and investigates their relation to the logic of the political.

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Translating the Concept of Experiment in the Late Eighteenth Century

From the English Philosophical Context to the Greek-Speaking Regions of the Ottoman Empire

Eirini Goudarouli and Dimitris Petakos

, Cultural Hybridity (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009), 69-77. 50 Melvin Richter, “Introduction: Translation, the History of Concepts and the History of Political Thought,” in Why Concepts Matter: Translating Social and Political Thought , ed. Martin Burke

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Jan Ifversen

, Contributions to the History of Concepts 6, no. 1 (2011): 1–37, here 21. 3 “Europa—så er det nu,” Politiken , 11 September 2016, 1. All translations are my own unless otherwise noted. 4 Reinhart Koselleck, “Darstellung, Ereignis, Struktur,” in Vergangene