Presentism and Precursorship in Intellectual History

  title={Presentism and Precursorship in Intellectual History},
  author={Carlos Spoerhase},
  journal={Culture, Theory and Critique},
  pages={49 - 72}
Abstract Presentism, which is to say the application of concepts of the present to the study of the past, is a topic that has recently earned a high level of attention, especially in the history of science and in the history of ideas. Over the past few decades, the historiographical discussion of the role that presentism plays has gradually become dominated by anti‐presentist methodologies. This article provides a careful overview of the debate about anti‐presentism in the history of science… 

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