Wozu Philosophiegeschichte?

Angehrn, Emil. (2002) Wozu Philosophiegeschichte? In: Philosophie und Philosophiegeschichte = La philosophie et son histoire. Bern, pp. 37-65.

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For philosophy, its relationship to its own history is as controversial as it is unclarified. This contribution suggests that three different functions of the relationship to history be distinguished. They are tied to the key concepts of truth, meaning, and memory. For philosophy the relationship to history is, on the one hand, a medium of argumentative discourse, of critical exchange with other positions regarding the validity of their theses and theories. On the other hand its function is a hermeneutical one – it serves the understanding of its own project and the meaning of the questions dealt with and the concepts used. Finally, it is a genuine bearer of historical memory. The three directions of interest determine historical reflection partly independently of each other, partly they refer to and are tied to each other.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Ehemalige Einheiten Philosophie und Medienwissenschaft > Geschichte der Philosophie (Angehrn)
UniBasel Contributors:Angehrn, Emil
Item Type:Book Section
Book Section Subtype:Book Chapter
Publisher:Verlag Paul Haupt
Series Name:Studia philosophica
Issue Number:Vol. 61
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Book item
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