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philosophy of history

  1. critical and methodological reflection on the nature of HISTORY and HISTORIOGRAPHY.
  2. large-scale speculative historical theories, claiming general laws or asserting general tendencies seen as operating throughout history. The philosophy of history in this second sense, influential especially in the 18th- and 19th-centuries (e.g. HEGEL), has on the whole gone out of fashion in the 20th-century See also HISTORICISM, GRAND NARRATIVE AND METANARRATIVE.
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In his End of History and the Last Man (1992) Francis Fukuyama infamously suggested that the triumph of liberal democracies meant that history would shortly come to a.
Yet the geopolitical situation had soon changed to such an extent that some even talked about 'the end of history'.
Ken Wiwa's Last Train to Azania: Africa at the End of History went to David Davidar at Penguin Canada, for publication in fall 2006.
In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ's love and justice today"
In its extreme form, it places an emphasis on apocalyptic events leading to the end of history rather than living Christ's love and justice today." Palestinian participants from the West Bank were unable to attend due to Israeli military closures.
Present in Mallarme, the question of God and nothingness takes on a new dimension in the twentieth century with the end of history. The author examines the tension between liberty and a determinist conception of history, continuity and causality from the nineteenth to the twentieth century.
The everyday world the Cohens portray and explain with its intricate negotiations and strategies; its unfamiliar dangers and its many techniques for survival, building solidarities and security; not to mention its competitions for power and status; or its ways of playing and finding pleasure, offers students an opportunity to rethink their (and our) hubris about living richer, more complex lives at the end of history.
While such an acerbic designation of the nineties as a decade heralding the end of history seems apt, the novel is clearly at odds with any linear sequence.
Like Francis Fukayama who proclaimed "the end of history," Administration is behaving as if Fiscal Year 2003-04 represents the end of history in New Jersey.
First out of the box was an academic named Francis Fukuyama, who wrote an influential 1989 essay provocatively entitled "The End of History." He argued that the Cold War's outcome would usher in an unprecedented era in which major global conflict would disappear.
It was the end of history if history is seen as confrontation between ideologies, according to public policy professor Francis Fukuyama at George Mason University Today we know better.
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