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Of what is History capable?

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 17 December 2015

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We need history because we need rest: a pause to rest our consciousness, so that the possibility of a consciousness may remain – as the seat not only of thought, but of practical reason, affording full latitude for action. Saving the past, saving time from the frenzy of the present: the poets devote themselves to this with exactitude. For this purpose we must work to weaken ourselves, to make ourselves idle, to make inoperative this endangering of temporality that wrecks experience and des...


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  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Leçons inaugurales
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2018
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 20 novembre 2018
  • EAN électronique : 9782722605015
  • DOI : 10.4000/books.cdf.5852
Roger Chartier
Introduction
Patrick Boucheron
Of what is History capable?

Inaugural Lecture delivered on Thursday 17 December 2015

© Collège de France, 2018

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