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What Fascism Is Not: Thoughts on the Deflation of a Concept

Some 30 years ago I first read Gilbert Allardyce’s article in The American Historical Review, Vol. 84, No. 2 (Apr., 1979), pp. 367-388. With the interim years the piece has come to be regarded as somewhat of a classic: it was most useful then and even more so now. 62 more words

Philosophy Of History

Not historicism: Derrida's Heidegger Course, s.2

Continuing my summary of Derrida’s 1964-5 seminars on Sein und Zeit.

Derrida keeps up a continuous narrative of where he is up to in his narrative. 1,195 more words

French Philosophy

Derrida's Heidegger Course, 1964-5, seminar 1

The inquiry into “the question of being” as a guiding thread is distinguished from understanding it as a) Hegelian “refutation” as ontological development in history, and b) any “ontology”, because it is not a matter of seeing the truth of an historical being but of showing why all efforts at ontology essentially miss clarifying the… 672 more words

French Philosophy

Forum: JHI Blog on Memory and History

The blog for the Journal of the History of Ideas is running a forum responding to Jeffrey Andrew Barash’s recent book, Collective Memory and Historical Understanding. 145 more words

Political Philosophy

Michael Oakeshott

Thinking of this great subtle humane thinker — his birth and death dates are close together (December 11, 1901 — December 19, 1990) — whose work stands as one of the greatest challenges to salvation peddlers. 25 more words

Michael Oakeshott