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Author Simissen, H. G. J. M., author.

Title Theodor Lessing's philosophy of history in its time / by Herman Simissen
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
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Series Philosophy of history and culture, 0922-6001 ; volume 38
Summary "This study--the first full-length monograph in English on the subject--discusses the genesis of Theodor Lessing's philosophy of history as mainly expressed in his books "Geschichte als Sinngebung des Sinnlosen" (1919 and 1927), as well as its philosophical implications. Lessing on the one hand vehemently denies that historians can know the past as it actually happened. On the other hand, and rather surprisingly, he emphasizes the exceptional importance of history within a culture, because of what he calls its religious function. His penetrating analysis of history is remarkably relevant for ongoing debates on the very nature of history"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lessing, Theodor, 1872-1933 -- Political and social views
Lessing, Theodor, 1872-1933. Geschichte als Sinngebung des Sinnlosen
Lessing, Theodor, 1872-1933.
History -- Philosophy.
History -- Philosophy.
Intellectual life.
Political and social views.
Germany -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021015560
ISBN 9004464778