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Hayden White - Key Contemporary Thinkers (Hardback)
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Hayden White - Key Contemporary Thinkers (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 24/06/2011
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This new book offers a clear and accessible exposition of HaydenWhite's thought. In an engaging and wide-ranging analysis, HermanPaul discusses White's core ideas and traces the development ofthese ideas from the mid-1950s to the present. Starting withWhite's medievalist research and youthful fascination for Frenchexistentialism, Paul shows how White became increasingly convincedthat historical writing is a moral activity. He goes on to arguethat the critical concepts that have secured White's fame -trope, plot, discourse, figural realism - all stem from hisdesire to explicate the moral claims and perceptions underlyinghistorical writing. White emerges as a passionate thinker, arestless rebel against scientism, and a defender of existentialisthumanist values.

This innovative introduction will appeal to students andscholars across the humanities, and help develop a criticalunderstanding of an increasingly important thinker.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745650135
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 474 g
Dimensions: 235 x 164 x 18 mm

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