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positivist confinement he was previously held in but rather, as we shall see, his attainment of a balance between scientific and humanist demands on history that his previous efforts had failed to achieve. 3 Danto on History 1953–1956 The autobiography notes that his first published philosophy paper “was an

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exchange in this early period served as a primary site for the formation of the new model of equilibrium, as well as a primary site of its reflection. In short, for Olivi, as for others, the recognition of systematic self-ordering, self-equalizing, and self-balancing that defines the new model was

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combining them into an integrative thesis. Or she may formulate a thesis but have a very thin, or non-existent, empirical basis for that thesis. Both these options are unsatisfactory, and she should therefore find a balance between including enough detail and putting forward a major thesis. In an ideal

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that the history of art presents is the correct one. The whole concept of mimesis is put aside by them and deemed irrelevant. In the analysis of Karsten Harries, who, in retrospect, anticipated Danto’s end-of-art thesis, there had always been a certain balance between mimesis and abstraction in the

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can adequately be explained only in terms of such a plan. Nevertheless, the historical evidence must, on balance, support the claims that the philosophical historian wants to makes, and this requirement would not be met if the evidence provided by history itself could be plausibly interpreted as

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approach lies ‘the recognition that narrative upsets the assumed balance between language and reality. Historical language (Ankersmit’s narrative proposal) becomes the primary vehicle for understanding’. The result is that we should leave the traditional empiricist epistemology behind in favor of a

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proposal balancing in between constructivist and realist tendencies, sometimes inspiring and sometimes challenging authors from one or the other camp, and, in the end, avoiding any simple classification. Now, let us take a step back and look at the issue of historical representation from a fresh

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“Balans en perspectief. Over aard en functie van kennis van het verleden” (Balance and perspective: On the nature and function of knowledge of the past), organised by Utrecht history students in 1986, and “Over nut en nadeel van geschiedtheorie voor de historicus” (On the uses and disadvantages of

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historians. Peter Gordon makes open space with precision for many employments of and approaches to this kind of history, along with clearheaded reservations and balancing points, from the perspective of his work in twentieth-century thought. 6 Anthony Grafton, reviewing the achievements of the history of

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important virtues. He mentions character traits and skills such as intellectual courage, fairness, humility, dedication, and the powers of synthesis and imagination, warning against hastily establishing once and for all that one of these virtues is to take precedence over the others. The balance of virtues

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