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Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World

David Carr


This book seeks to outline a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking: What is history? Or: How do we know history? a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon, and into the experience of the historical. How does history present itself to us and enter our lives, and what are the forms of experience in which it does so? History is usually associated with social existence and its past, so this book asks about the experience of the social world and of its temporality. Experience in this context connotes not just observation but also involvement a ... More

Keywords: history, phenomenology, experience, representation, memory, past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199377657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Carr, author
Emory University