History and the Critique of Social Concepts.

Epstein, Brian.

Many theorists have regarded genealogy as an important technique for social criticism. But it has been unclear how genealogy can go beyond the accomplishments of other, more mundane, critical methods. I propose a new approach to understanding the critical potential of history. I argue that theorists have been misled by the assumption that if a claim is deserving of criticism, it is because the cla... read more

Tufts University. Department of Philosophy.
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Epstein, B. "History and the Critique of Social Concepts." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40, no. 1 (November 25, 2009): 3-29. doi:10.1177/0048393109350678.
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