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Kristian Jensen

Library History, whatever we take it to mean, shares the general predicament of historical studies. 1 The view that an understanding of history is an essential part of understanding ourselves was especially important in the nineteenth century. The first serious intellectual challenge to this

Autonomy and History

How a Desire Becomes One’s Own

Steven Weimer

the history of that mental structure must also be taken into account. We can call accounts adopting the former approach internalist and those adopting the latter historical . The historical approach is typically motivated by a “psychological twins” case, in which two agents come to have exactly

Time and History, from a Singular Perspective

Exploring Einstein’s “Now” Conundrum

Saro Palmeri

.” 1 History is a discipline that covers events; it relies on written and oral documentation, corroborated by artifacts. Anthropology expands and enriches history by exploring people’s social, cultural and behavioral practices. Archaeology extends the documentation of the past centuries and millennia

Serge Grigoriev

dependent upon the present. 3 Within the context of his other writings, it is reasonably clear that Wilkins, here, is not simply taking issue with the mundane idea that histories are selectively inclusive depending on the author’ purposes, but rather with the view (which he ascribes to Dewey) that

Ladakhi Histories

Local and Regional Perspectives

Edited by John Bray

Ladakh’s geographic location between the Himalaya and Karakoram mountains has exposed it to competing political and cultural influences from India, Central Asia and Tibet. This book points to Ladakh’s distinct local identity, but argues that its historical development can best be understood in a wider regional perspective. It contains twenty-five research papers from the International Association of Ladakh Studies (IALS), and draws on contributions from historians, art historians, linguists and anthropologists. Their sources include Ladakhi historical documents, comparative linguistic research, visual evidence from temple architecture and inscriptions, Mughal biographies, European travel accounts, government records, trade receipts, and local oral tradition. Taken together, the volume provides a much richer view of Ladakhi history than was previously available, and makes a significant contribution to the study of the wider Himalayan region.

Oren Harman

morality in humans. And so, from the outset, the problem of altruism and the problem of morality were joined to each other in biology. To unfurl their entanglement, many different histories could be written, in principle and practice alike, each depicting a unique 150-year intellectual tale. In what

History, Time, Meaning, and Memory.

Ideas for the Sociology of Religion


Edited by Barbara Jones Denison

It can be said that history is poor sociology that does not account sufficiently for present social circumstances, while sociology is bad history in that it does not go back in time. This volume in the Religion and Social Order series sets out to address these conjoint problems of history and sociology within the disciplinary boundaries of the sociology of religion. History has such a fickle nature that it has seen religion hold varied and different places within the timeline of sociological thought. Religion had a high level of importance among the early founders of sociology. A perceived decline of significance for religion by sociology in the latter half of the twentieth century mirrored the changing social location of religion. The increase in world fundamentalisms, religious movements, private spiritualities and other indicators in the millennial age have brought a renaissance to this longstanding subdiscipline and shown that religion is far from extinction.

Gaétane-Diane Forget

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/157430110X517889 Religion & Theology 17 (2010) 1–12 & Religion Theology Navigating “Deuteronomistic History” as Cultural Memory Gaétane-Diane Forget 407 Rue Des Navigateurs, Gatineau, Quebec J9J 2L6, Canada and Department of New

Vasso Kindi

Ian Hacking and History Ian Hacking has repeatedly called for the collaboration of the history and the philosophy of the sciences (Hacking 2002c , p. 178; cf. Hacking 2002a , p. 7). His work exemplifies this injunction which he expressed by the motto “to take a look”. This particular issue

Dina Matar

place in the context, and in defiance, of the Arab states and their diverse histories of control and hegemony through discourse and in culture. Therefore, any understanding of how the subjects of these power structures rebelled necessitate a thick understanding of the symbiotic and structural