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  • n. The philosophy of history


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  • For example, the Jewish scholar, Gershom Scholem, coined the term "historiosophy" to capture the mix of real-life events and metaphysical response that he argued was implicit in mystical experience.

    William James, part 6: Mystical states

  • This suggests that kabbalistic circles were using metaphysics to reify historical reality, which led Scholem to coin the term “historiosophy” to describe his understanding of history and metaphysics.

    Gershom Scholem

  • Rather, she works within the frame of historiosophy or psychogeography, being concerned to identify in each place visited "an arrangement of landscape, politics and myth".

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