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The German Historicist Tradition

Frederick C. Beiser


The German Historicist Tradition is a study of the rise of the German historicism from Chladenius to Weber. The work is an historical survey and philosophical examination of the main thinkers in this tradition. It covers thirteen thinkers: Chladenius, Möser, Herder, Wilhelm von Humboldt, Savigny, Ranke, Droysen, Windelband, Rickert, Lask, Dilthey, Simmel and Weber. Most of these thinkers have been little studied in the Anglophone world, and in some cases this book provides the first general account in English of their historical thought. The book intends to provide an introduction ... More

Keywords: historicism, crisis of historicism, history as science, relativism, historical context

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199691555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frederick C. Beiser, author
Syracuse University