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History has been used—and abused—for centuries. One important and timely subject is the more constitutive role of history in international deliberations over the creation, fragmentation and transformation of nation-states.

Somewhat confusingly, on the following page he goes on to say that he had found it necessary, for a French edition in , to add some material — including three pages on post-perestroika Russia, a couple of short paragraphs on Poland after , and a short comparative study of the history of the second world war. These modifications have been preserved, so what we have here, in fact, is a slightly and not very recently updated English edition. He is concerned with particular examples of histories, that range chronologically from remote antiquity to the present, and geographically from Europe to Africa and Asia; so it is clear that he did indeed embark upon a voyage of infinite extent.

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Although in modern science mathematization is an unquestionable ideal, this status was far from being unequivocal in early modern philosophy. These tendencies manifested in various forms of taking mathematics as the epistemic ideal to be adopted in any given field. There were also strong voices that drove away from mathematization and emphasized the inability of mathematics to deal with the variety of phenomena, to represent nature adequately, as well as its moral and epistemic shortcomings that prevent it from being an epistemic ideal. Footnote 2 The heritage of these early modern debates surrounding mathematics and mathematization has been present in the subsequent history of the sciences and the heritage is still with us even today. The primary focus of this special issue is to unfold the philosophical roots and manifestations of this uneasiness in the early modern period, and explore the discontents and reservations that were formulated as epistemological, methodological and moral considerations. Another focus is on those commitments and attitudes to the value of a mathematical approach that became explicit in various practices of knowledge production. And the third focus is on exploring some of those cases where the authority of mathematics is exploited or undermined in the service of some hidden epistemic or non-epistemic purpose.

Greece, Rome, the Renaissance , which includes knowledge of past philosophy, literature, art, music, and so on. Here, as in all his writings, the creation of an impressive culture is of prime importance to Nietzsche. In the early 19th century, Hegel had constructed a philosophy of history which saw the history of civilization as both the expansion of human freedom and the development of greater self-consciousness regarding the nature and meaning of history. After Hegel, it was generally accepted that a knowledge of the past is a good thing. In fact, the nineteenth century prided itself on being more historically informed than any previous age. Nietzsche, however, as he loves to do, calls this widespread belief into question.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In , the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq.

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The past is capricious enough to support every stance - no matter how questionable. In , the Bush administration decided that dealing with Saddam Hussein was like appeasing Hitler or Mussolini, and promptly invaded Iraq. Were they wrong to look to history for guidance? No; their mistake was to exaggerate one of its lessons while suppressing others of equal importance. History is often hijacked through suppression, manipulation, and, sometimes, even outright deception. MacMillan's book is packed full of examples of the abuses of history.

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The past is present, everywhere: historians, politicians, museum curators, journalists and internet commentators all provide different versions of it. Historical events are constantly remembered, celebrated, reimagined, trivialised, repressed and forgotten. This influences communities' and individuals' values, identities, beliefs and practices. This course analyses and explores how major historical events have been appropriated, contested and denied for political, cultural and economic gain, and encourages students to reflect on the crucial role historians can play.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Macmillan Published Political Science. The abuses the historian MacMillan identifies in the early twenty-first century are, however, not the same as those that the philosopher Nietzsche observed among his contemporaries in the nineteenth century.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Nietzsche Published Sociology. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum censeo, our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin.

Вернувшись к терминалу Хейла, Сьюзан приступила к линейному поиску. Четвертая попытка тоже не дала результата. - Пока не везет.

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Не важно, сколько посетителей стоят в очереди, - секретарь всегда бросит все дела и поспешит поднять трубку. Беккер отбил шестизначный номер. Еще пара секунд, и его соединили с больничным офисом. Наверняка сегодня к ним поступил только один канадец со сломанным запястьем и сотрясением мозга, и его карточку нетрудно будет найти. Беккер понимал, что в больнице не захотят назвать имя и адрес больного незнакомому человеку, но он хорошо подготовился к разговору.

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Сьюзан хмыкнула. Этот фонд, всемирная коалиция пользователей компьютеров, развернул мощное движение в защиту гражданских свобод, прежде всего свободы слова в Интернете, разъясняя людям реальности и опасности жизни в электронном мире. Фонд постоянно выступал против того, что именовалось им оруэлловскими средствами подслушивания, имеющимися в распоряжении правительственных агентств, прежде всего АНБ.

 - У ТРАНСТЕКСТА есть автоматический выключатель. В случае перегрева он выключится без чьей-либо помощи. - Вы сумасшедший, - с презрением в голосе ответил Хейл.

Такой жирный. Крикливый, тучный, мерзкий немец! - Клушар заморгал, стараясь переменить положение, и, не обращая внимания на боль, продолжал: - Ну чистая скотина, килограмм сто двадцать, не меньше. Он вцепился в эту красотку так, словно боялся, что она сбежит, - и я бы ее отлично понял.

Такси приближалось, и свет его фар бросал на дорогу таинственные тени. Раздался еще один выстрел. Пуля попала в корпус мотоцикла и рикошетом отлетела в сторону. Беккер изо всех сил старался удержаться на шоссе, не дать веспе съехать на обочину. Я должен добраться до ангара.

 - Я кое о чем тебе не рассказал. Иной раз человек в моем положении… - Он замялся, словно принимая трудное решение.