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But, we all know, the present has no more than a notional existence as an
imaginary dividing line between the past and the future. In speaking of the
present, I have already smuggled another time dimension into the argument. It
would, I think, ...
the course of history to an end in the present instead of projecting it into the future
. He recognized a process of continuous evolution in the past, and incongruously
denied it in the future. Those who, since Hegel, have reflected most deeply on ...
a deliberately paradoxical phrase, which he proceeds to illustrate with his usual
wealth of examples, "imagine the past and remember the future." 2 Only the
future can provide the key to the interpretation of the past; and it is only in this
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This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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