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Response to Peter P. Icke
Response to Peter P. Icke

Author(s): Eugen Zeleňák
Subject(s): Philosophy of History
Published by: Filozofický ústav SAV

Summary/Abstract: In 2012 Icke published a controversial book Frank Ankersmit’s Lost Historical Cause about the development in the views of Frank Ankersmit, one of the most influential philosophers of history these days. Recently, I have reviewed this book, which prompted Icke to respond with a short paper criticizing my review. I welcome his response; nevertheless, I must correct Icke’s misinterpretation of my claims. Icke raises several issues but I consider two to be particularly important. Icke is convinced that my objection pointing to shallowness in his book is unsubstantiated. Moreover, he feels disappointed b ecause I a llegedly f ocus o nly o n m inor p oints a nd c onsequently I neglect the crucial things he has to say. I argue that both of his criticisms are misguided.

  • Issue Year: 22/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 250-254
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English