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perspectivism

See also epistemology; Thomas theorem. 1. Broadly, the stance that the truth of any knowledge or fact is tied to a particular frame of ...

ROMANTIC

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Élisabeth Décultot

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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2017
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Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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...a romance. At the heart of the notion there is thus less an intrinsic quality of the object than a quality of the way the object is experienced. That is what C. Brentano says in his romance Godwi ( 1800–1802 ): “The romantic is thus a lens” ( Das Romantische ist also ein Perspectiv ) (2:258). If “romantic”/ romantisch implies a relation to the subject, it presupposes in addition a specific relation to art and to nature, or more precisely, a strict reversal of the traditional principle of mimêsis . In romantic experience nature is perceived through the...

HISTORY

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François Hartog and Michael Werner

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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2017
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...Droysen, and later Max Weber , posited that historical knowledge does remain possible, as long as we accept its provisional status, due to the fundamental historicity of the categories of perception and analysis used by the historian. It is precisely this account of the perspectivism of knowledge and its anchor in an ever-moving present that gives specificity to the knowledge of a historian. The result is a plurality of forms of presentation that correspond to the variability of the questions posed and the transformations of the historical gaze....

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