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History - Philosophy of History
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Part of History:

1. History and Historicity

2. Philosophy of History

3. Theology of History

The term “philosophy of history”, coined by Voltaire, is used in modern times for a large number of philosophical and historical sketches. Hence we shall first consider the various ways in which the philosophy of history is understood, then consider the main historical movements which a philosophy of history mus…

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Peter Hünermann, “History - Philosophy of History”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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