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Shapes of Philosophical History Hardcover – June, 1965

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr; First Edition edition (June 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804702489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804702485
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on February 25, 2013
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This book contains the 1964 Harry Camp Lectures at Stanford University. He begins the first lecture by stating, "This is perhaps the appropriate moment to undertake a review of the shapes of philosophical history in the Western world, the moment when man's history as an earthling is about to end... For the most part... these lectures will be looking backward rather than forward... Whatever may be said in criticism about the derivative character of the works of Spengler [THE DECLINE OF THE WEST. An abridged edition] and Toynbee [A Study of History: Abridgement of Volumes I-VI], their final emancipation from the bonds of Europo-centrism is not among the least of their merits."

He observes, "You look in vain for a significant mention of Jesus in The New Science of Giambattista Vico: Unabridged Translation of the Third Edition (1744) with the Addition of Practic of the New Science (Cornell Paperbacks). Despite a flirtation with the local Lucretians in his youth, Vico carefully refrained from relating the history of the Jews to the law of nations and Jews were not made subject to the [law]... On the continent one avoided intermingling sacred and profane history, for the sake of one's soul or one's body or both." (Pg. 49)

He states, "If viewed mechanically... Hegel's history is a progressive realization of consciousness and freedom and spirit in the world through time; but it is hard to detect a triumphantly optimistic temper even in this work...
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