Project

The case for presentism. Georges Sorel (1847-1922), Charles Péguy (1873-1914) and their legacy.

Duration
01 October 2014 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
  • Social sciences
    • General psychology
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
Keywords
regimes of historicity politics of time
 
Project description

This project examines a metahistorical tradition within the framework of “politics of time” and “regimes of historicity.” Against the current of modern thought on history, this tradition (Sorel, Péguy, Daniel Halévy, Benedetto Croce and Walter Benjamin) makes a case against historical distance and for presentist modes of historical engagement.