Theories and narratives - reflections on the philosophy of history.

By: Callinicos, Alex.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: 1995; Polity Pr. ISBN: 0745612016.Subject(s): Sociology and Anthropology | Philosophy | HistoryDDC classification: 301CAL
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In this book Callinicos explores the relationship between social theory and historical writing drawing on a wide range of theories and theorists in an attempt to establish the contribution that theory can make to understanding the past.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Sympathy for the Devil? Francis Fukuyama and the End of History
  • 1.1 Fukuyama and the Left
  • 1.2 Kojeve: From Hegel to Stalin
  • 1.3 Fukuyama: From Spengler to Reagan
  • 1.4 History and Reason
  • Part 2 History as Narrative
  • 2.1 The Claims of Narrative
  • 2.2 The Specificity of Modern Historical Discourse
  • 2.3 Facing the Facts
  • 2.4 Theory and Interpretation
  • Part 3 History as Theory
  • 3.1 What is a Theory of History?
  • 3.2 Marx or Weber?
  • 3.3 Capitalism and Abstraction
  • Part 4 History as Progress
  • 4.1 Meaning in History
  • 4.2 The Dialectics of Progress
  • 4.3 The Rise of the West
  • 4.4 Identity and Emancipation
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index