Electronic book Of what is History capable?

Of what is History capable? — Ebook

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 17 December 2015

Author : Patrick Boucheron
Publication : 2018-11-20
Language : English
Publisher : Collège de France
Collections : Leçons inaugurales
ISBN : 9782722605015
Categories : History / Europe / Western, History / Renaissance, History / Medieval

We need history because we need rest: a pause to rest our consciousness, so that the possibility of a consciousness may remain – as the seat not only of thought, but of practical reason, affording full latitude for action. Saving the past, saving time from the frenzy of the present: the poets devote themselves to this with exactitude. For this purpose we must work to weaken ourselves, to make ourselves idle, to make inoperative this endangering of temporality that wrecks experience and despises childhood. “Surprise the catastrophe”, said Victor Hugo. Or, as Walter Benjamin put it, throw oneself against the slow oncoming disaster that is more a continuation than a sudden rupture.

Offer details

File format Protection 7switch's services
ePub Watermark None
Mobipocket Watermark Send-to-Kindle
PDF Watermark None
Web version None

Comments

5.99 USD