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Historical Ontology

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674016071

Publication Date: 09/15/2004


288 pages

6 x 9 inches


  • 1. Historical Ontology
  • 2. Five Parables
  • 3. Two Kinds of “New Historicism” for Philosophers
  • 4. The Archaeology of Michel Foucault
  • 5. Michel Foucault’s Immature Science
  • 6. Making Up People
  • 7. Self-Improvement
  • 8. How, Why, When, and Where Did Language Go Public?
  • 9. Night Thoughts on Philology
  • 10. Was There Ever a Radical Mistranslation?
  • 11. Language, Truth, and Reason
  • 12. “Style” for Historians and Philosophers
  • 13. Leibniz and Descartes: Proof and Eternal Truths
  • 14. Wittgenstein as Philosophical Psychologist
  • 15. Dreams in Place
  • Works Cited
  • Sources
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Ian Hacking Is Winner of the 2009 Holberg International Memorial Prize
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