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10 - When Reason Does Not See You: Feminism at the Intersection of History and Philosophy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 December 2022

Richard Bourke
University of Cambridge
Quentin Skinner
Queen Mary University of London
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Philosophy, particularly in the analytic form that still dominates the discipline in anglophone universities, is avowedly ahistorical, sometimes anti-historical. Abstracted from time and place, it applies the clear eye of universalised reason to certain perennial concepts and fundamental problems. History, by contrast, at least in its current, broadly cultural incarnation, insists on the contingency and practical embeddedness of ideas, and on the concomitant plurality, partiality, and opacity of human understanding.

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