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Paul, Herman

Hayden White

Paul, Herman - Hayden White, ebook

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This new book offers a clear and accessible exposition of Hayden White's thought. In an engaging and wide-ranging analysis, Herman Paul discusses White's core ideas and traces the development of these ideas from the mid-1950s to the present. Starting with White's medievalist research and youthful fascination for French existentialism, Paul shows how White became increasingly convinced that historical writing is a moral activity. He goes on to argue that the critical concepts that have secured White's fame – trope, plot, discourse, figural realism – all stem from his desire to explicate the moral claims and perceptions underlying historical writing. White emerges as a passionate thinker, a restless rebel against scientism, and a defender of existentialist humanist values.

This innovative introduction will appeal to students and scholars across the humanities, and help develop a critical understanding of an increasingly important thinker.

Keywords: Philosophy Special Topics, history, historiography, narrative, postmodernism, literary theory, cultural studies

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Key Contemporary Thinkers
Page amount
216 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745637655
Printed ISBN
9780745650142

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