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 ... read more
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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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