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History as Engagement: The Historical Epistemology of Raymond Aron

Simons, Massimiliano (2021) History as Engagement: The Historical Epistemology of Raymond Aron. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Raymond Aron was a student of Léon Brunschvicg, a representative of French historical epistemology. This article explores Aron’s relation to this tradition through three claims. First of all, it contests that Raymond Aron’s philosophy of history constituted a complete break with this tradition. Secondly, resituating Aron in this tradition is valuable, because it highlights how Aron’s own philosophy of history is to be understood as a normative project, seen as an alternative to that of Brunschvicg. Finally, Aron’s philosophy can still hold valuable lessons for present-day historical epistemology and history and philosophy of science in general.


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Simons, MassimilianoMassimiliano.simons@gmail.com0000-0001-8751-9152
Keywords: Raymond Aron, Léon Brunschvicg, historical epsitemology, philosophy of history
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Massimiliano Simons
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2021 22:23
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2021 22:23
Item ID: 19620
Subjects: General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
Date: 20 September 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19620

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