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A nyelv, a valóság és a tények átértékelődése.Egy kívülálló konstrukciója a kortárs historiográfia hatástörténetileg jelentősnek látszó csoportjairól
The Revaluation of Language. Reality and Facts

Author(s): József Jászberényi
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of ideas, Social history, Modern Age
Published by: KORALL Társadalomtörténeti Egyesület
Keywords: 20th century; historiography; philosophy; language; reality and facts

Summary/Abstract: My paper – concentrating on the different interpretations of the three factors in the title - orders the most important groups of historiography of the end of 20th century in a brief narrative. My basic theory is that the way of thinking that reflects on our pre-determination by languauge began in the philosophy of the 20’s on the basis of Herder, Humboldt and Nietzsche and appeared in the science of history in the works of concept-history and Hayden White. In the focus of my paper are the new ways of historiography based on these theories, for example: deconstructive historiography, pragmatist historiography, the thoughts and methods of Michel Foucault, and the feminist historiography. The conclusion of studiing these theories of different authors and schools is that the reflective and self-reflective linguistic way of thinking gains more and more ground in international historiography and redefines our basic concepts that were thought to be steady.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 5-6
  • Page Range: 163-185
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Hungarian