The Actuality of Gentile's Philosophy of History

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    This essay reconstructs Gentile's conception of history as the product of the eternal act of thinking. Peters charts the development of this distinctive position, presenting it as a sustained attempt to unite past and present, fact and value, thought and action within a single theory. He argues, that, despite a number of weaknesses that Gentile neclected to consider and the regrettable, dubious extremes to which he extended his theory in the Fascist period, it deserves greater attention from today's historians of philosophy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThought Thinking
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Philosophy of Giovanni Gentile
    EditorsBruce Haddock, James Wakefield
    PublisherImprint Academics
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Print)ISBN 9781845407957
    Publication statusPublished - 1-Jun-2015


    • Giovanni Gentile
    • Actualism
    • Philosophy of history
    • theory and action
    • ethics of knowing

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