Tuesday, April 25, 2017

No Philosophy of History Is a Philosophy of History

No historian need be taken seriously who claims that his only interest is the past itself, as if such a statement needed no further justification. To dismiss a philosophy of history is a philosophy of history, if a paltry and inadvertent one. […] Few are good at philosophy and history.


Dermot Quinn, “Introduction,” in Dynamics of World History, ed. John J. Mulloy (Washington, DE: ISI Books, 2002), xiii.

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