History as a Piece of Art

Natal'ya Anatol'evna Tereshchenko, Samson Aleksandrovich Liberman


The purpose of this article is to analyze the situation that developed in the modern philosophy of history and historiography. An attempt was made to overcome the so-called "end of history" crisis. The main argument of thinkers who adhere to the position of history impossibility was the comparison or even the identification of the historical text with works of art. In the authors' opinion, such a problematization, although quite serious and appropriate, does not so much hamper the possibility of history and historical research as it gives new opportunities in understanding the problem of history. The main conclusion of this article is to recognize the crisis of the form of history or historical research characteristic of the classical history philosophy applied in the XIXth and partly, albeit with varying success, in the XXth century. The narrative-artistic form is a symptom of the end of history (neither as a real historical process, nor as the way of its description), but as a turn and an event in the development of the history paradigm and the principle of historicism. An event that, like other events, has its own historical boundaries and limits.

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History, Absence of history, The end of history, Historical narrative, A work.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7596/taksad.v6i4.1164


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