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Historicism versus New Historicism

Historicism versus New Historicismp.(x) = Big Data Determinism (2020) by Philosopher Daniel SandersonConcepts of tectonic horizons, this merging (horizontverschmelzung) the present with makes history effective. Or does it? Don't condescend,

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Historicism versus New Historicism

p.(x) = Big Data Determinism (2020) by Philosopher Daniel Sanderson

Concepts of tectonic horizons, this merging (horizontverschmelzung) the present with makes history effective. Or does it?

Don't condescend, warns Hans-Georg Gadamer.

Now what? This is the question that comes to mind as a melded watch-word, a question surrounded by textually incarnate with no way out of the hermeneutic circle. "Now what?", signals a perfected statement of historicism and blissful ignorance. The isle of the blessed never looked so contrived!

Martin Heidegger's book; Being and Time should have been circular. The publisher had no way to detach herself from the confines of her prejudices and therefore was bound by the literal hermeneutic circle (literally) to the way it is.
Preconceptions are the plurality of possibility! Heidegger agrees. Possibility begins and ends with preconceptions. The teleology I am referring to has an outcome, predicted in part by each possibility, the outcome for which is imagined and laid against a lattice of logic. Contradictions and violations are anathemas. Norm violations, on the other hand, signify a dogmatic tendency towards the mean or tyrannical despotism. Thinking matters, but not in the way you think! This is an ontological framework immaterial in nature yet useful in predicting material interactions or schematic outcomes. {discuss the stories about the darkened cod and the eclipse} - these are real-life thought experiments.

Can I look at what is there and only what is there? A phenomenon indeed. Heidegger maintains that we always have prior knowledge. The eclipse example is no exception but the experience can be isolated and the claims made from the new experience beautifully experienced.


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