Philosophy of History (History of Philosophy): Part II a set of Explorations of this Topic* Introduction



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5. Conclusion
The reconstruction of the historical is speculative. (71)
In our picturing of the world, the world can be neither absolutely pictured nor absolutely non-pictured. (72)
Because the pre-factual is already there-for-us in meta-textual archives it follows that the world is ‘our’ world, indeed, one-World-of-Life for-us. (73)
Thence the transcendental inter-subjectivity of historical forms-of-life within the historical mode. (74)
Those forms-of-life being forms-of-life for us through transcendental inter-subjectivity. (75)
The factological usually being associated with a determined truth value. (76)
The simulated/re-simulated enactment and dissemination of truth values establishing the simulation of relatively stable historical texts. (77)
Their determination of those texts being ideological in stance. (78)
However, through ongoing transcendental detachment of the overall transcendental suspension the merely ideological is overcome without abolishment. (79)
Thence the historical phenomenon2 of the apparent simulation/re-simulation of the effectively historical through a speculative transcendence of its traces (and their re-simulation). (80)
Noël Tointon, Sydney, 12.6.07.


1 E.g., the factual state of affairs entailed in ‘Caesar crossed the Rubicon (along with act of civil war entailed)’ implies that there truthfully exists a certain historical figure called “Caesar”, a certain river “Rubicon” and that “the former crossed the later in the time associated with this factual state of affairs”. Now the truthful integrity of this factual state of affairs is such because the meta-description of this fact is assumed to be true (for all the involved processes of argumentation, textual depositions directly or indirectly to hand being present, and, the successful co-opting this relatively definitive degree of truth determination, namely, true; i.e., that this factual state of affairs is an actual-factual and neither a mere possible-factual nor an impossible to determine factual state of affairs, besides not being an impossible state of affairs at the same time. I.e., is an actual-factual being neither a possible-factual nor an impossible to currently determine factual nor an impossible state of affairs.

2 Thus the phenomenon of history from a philosophical perspective is also the phenomenon of the history of philosophy… since our ability to do history is essentially a working archaeology of the same!


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