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The Theory of “Historia Philosophica”

  • Mario LongoEmail author
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Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives internationales d'histoire des idées book series (ARCH)

Abstract

In the early decades of the eighteenth century a new sector appeared in the panorama of writings concerned with philosophical historiography; in subsequent years and up to our present day, this was destined to acquire ever greater significance and to take a leading role in historiographical production itself. It consisted of works devoted to the theoretical problems of the history of philosophy; first came Ephraim Gerhard’s Introductio praeliminaris in historiam philosophicam, and Christoph August Heumann’s “Einleitung zur historia philosophica”, the first part of his Acta philosophorum. To these we can add various dissertations by Christian Breithaupt, Joh. Nicolaus Sinnhold, and Joh. Christian Boehm which address particular questions of historiographical theory.

Keywords

Eighteenth Century Moral Philosophy Philosophical Research Historical Science Historical Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Filosofia, Pedagogia e PsicologiaUniversità di VeronaVeronaItaly

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