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Philosophy and Its HistoryAims and Methods in the Study of Early Modern Philosophy$
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Mogens Laerke, Justin E. H. Smith, and Eric Schliesser

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199857142

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857142.001.0001

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Philosophy and Genealogy: Ways of Writing History of Philosophy

Philosophy and Genealogy: Ways of Writing History of Philosophy

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(p.50) 3 Philosophy and Genealogy: Ways of Writing History of Philosophy
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Philosophy and Its History
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Koen Vermeir

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857142.003.0004

This paper argues that doing history of philosophy is not the same as making philosophical use of history. The difference between both is not one of anachronism or presentism, but both approaches have different objects of interest and a different methodology. It argues that history of philosophy should take historiography seriously and should answer the disciplinary demands of history. It inquires into the philosophical interest and relevance of history of philosophy, arguing for the relevance of a genealogical method. The genealogical approach answers both those interested in the sameness of history and those that look into the strangeness of history.

Keywords:   genealogical method, anachronism, sameness, difference, strangeness

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