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Truth, Narrative, and the Materiality of Memory: An Externalist Approach in the Philosophy of History

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Malpas, J, Truth, Narrative, and the Materiality of Memory: An Externalist Approach in the Philosophy of History, Journal of the Philosophy of History, 4, (3-4) pp. 328-353. ISSN 1872-261X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1163/187226310X536204

Abstract

One of the most influential and significant developments in the philosophy of language over the last thirty years has been the rise of externalist conceptions of content. This essay aims to explore the implications of a form of externalism, largely derived from the work of Donald Davidson, for thinking about history, and in so doing to suggest one way in which contemporary philosophy of language may engage with contemporary philosophy of history. Much of the discussion focuses on the elaboration of the externalism that is at issue, along with the holistic approach to content with which it is connected. It will be argued that such holistic externalism is itself thoroughly in keeping with the very character of historical inquiry itself, and can be seen to provide an underpinning to certain contemporary developments in historical thinking. © 2010 Brill.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy of Language
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Malpas, J (Professor Jeff Malpas)
ID Code:65637
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Philosophy
Deposited On:2010-11-29
Last Modified:2011-07-27
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