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    Herodotus, Hegel, and knowledge

    Desmond, William (2022) Herodotus, Hegel, and knowledge. Intellectual History Review, 32 (3). pp. 453-471. ISSN 1749-6977

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    This article locates Hegel’s understanding of the nature ofknowledge in various contexts (Hegel’s logical system, Kantianidealism, the Enlightenment ideal ofencyclopaedia) and applies itspecifically to his systematic classification of histories. Here Hegellabels Herodotus an“original”historian, and hence incapable ofthe broader vision and self-reflexive method of a“philosophical”historian like Hegel himself. This theoretical classification is notquite in accord with Hegel’s actual appropriation of material fromHerodotus’s narrative for his own purposes. These appropriationspoint in complex ways to dimensions of the“Father of History”which are proto-Hegelian, as well as to other dimensions whichare not.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Hegel; Herodotus; knowledge;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Ancient Classics
    Item ID: 17692
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    Depositing User: Dr William Desmond
    Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2023 09:15
    Journal or Publication Title: Intellectual History Review
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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