Philosophy of History and Action

Papers Presented at the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter December 1974

  • Yirmiahu Yovel

Part of the Philosophical Studies Series in Philosophy book series (PSSP, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. History, Interpretation and Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Ricoeur
      Pages 3-20
    3. Charles Taylor
      Pages 21-25
    4. Abraham Kaplan
      Pages 27-37
    5. Isaiah Berlin
      Pages 38-40
    6. Donald Davidson
      Pages 41-60
    7. Stuart Hampshire
      Pages 61-68
    8. Nathan Rotenstreich
      Pages 69-84
    9. Eddy M. Zemach
      Pages 85-95
  3. The Philosophy of History from Kant to Sartre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Yirmiahu Yovel
      Pages 115-132
    3. Shlomo Avineri
      Pages 155-158
    4. Jacques D’Hondt
      Pages 159-175
  4. Farewell to the Philosophy of History?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Raymond Polin
      Pages 201-218
    3. Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire, Max Black, Paul Ricoeur, Yirmiahu Yovel, Raymond Polin et al.
      Pages 219-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the First Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter - started by the Hebrew University Institute of Philosophy (now the S. H. Bergman Centre for Philosophical Studies), which took place on December 28-31, 1974. In recent years the culture-gap that separates philosophers seems slowly - indeed much too slowly - to be narrowing. Although short­ circuits in communication still do happen and mutual disrespect has not vanished, it is becoming unfashionable to demonstrate ignorance of another philosophical tradition or to shrug it off with a supercilious smile. Perhaps dialectically, the insufficiency of any self-centred view that tries to immunize itself to challenges from without starts to disturb it from within. Moreover, as the culture- (and language-) bound nature of many philosophical divergencies is sinking more deeply into consciousness, the irony of an attitude of intolerance to them becomes more apparent. Our aim was to make a modest contribution to this development. We did not, however, mean to confuse genuine differences and problems in communication. Consequently, the more realistic term "encounter" was preferred to the idealizing "dialogue. " The Israeli hosts, themselves trained in a variety of philosophical traditions, felt that there is something in­ between real dialogue on the one hand and mutual estrangement on the other, and wished to provide a meeting place for it.


Hegel Immanuel Kant Kant Marx interpret philosophy philosophy of history

Editors and affiliations

  • Yirmiahu Yovel
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9367-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9365-5
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