Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography

Authors: Kuukkanen, J.

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Narrativism has made important contributions to the theory and philosophy of historiography but it is now time to move beyond it to postnarrativism. Kuukkanen shows how it is possible to reject the absolutist truth-functional evaluation of interpretations in historiography and yet accept that historiography can be evaluated by rational standards.

About the authors

Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Oulu in Finland. He received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and has held academic positions in the Universities of Durham and Hull in the UK and Leiden in the Netherlands. Kuukkanen has been awarded Fulbright and EURIAS fellowships and has published in leading international journals in the theory and philosophy of history.

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“I recommend this text. It is lucid and honest in its analysis. It is the kind of text that clearly explicates its arguments and assumptions about how the past and history can be regarded as – in effect – the same thing. The author expends useful time in the Introduction explicating the distinction between historiography (writing history) and history (defined as past events).” (Alun Munslow, Rethinking History, September, 2015)

“... Insgesamt hat Kuukkanen ein innovatives Buch zu einer gerade stattfindenden theoretischen Entwicklung vorgelegt, das für theoretisch interessierte Historiker/innen wie auch für Wissenschaftsphilosoph/innen von Interesse sein sollte. ... Der klare Aufbau und die analytische Sprache des Buchs können für seine weitere kritische Diskussion fruchtbar sein ...” 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Narrativist Insight

    Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti

    Pages 1-13

  • From Analytic Philosophy of History to Narrativism

    Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti

    Pages 14-29

  • Three Tenets of Narrativist Philosophy of Historiography

    Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti

    Pages 30-49

  • Representationalism and Non-representationalism

    Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti

    Pages 50-67

  • Reasoning in Historiography

    Kuukkanen, Jouni-Matti

    Pages 68-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postnarrativist Philosophy of Historiography
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-40987-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137409874
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40986-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48881-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 239
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