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  1. The Limits of Anthropocene Narratives.Zoltán Boldizsár Simon - 2020 - European Journal of Social Theory 23 (2):184-199.
    The rapidly growing transdisciplinary enthusiasm about developing new kinds of Anthropocene stories is based on the shared assumption that the Anthropocene predicament is best made sense of by narrative means. Against this assumption, this article argues that the challenge we are facing today does not merely lie in telling either scientific, socio-political, or entangled Anthropocene narratives to come to terms with our current condition. Instead, the challenge lies in coming to grips with how the stories we can tell in the (...)
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  • The Transformation of Historical Time: Processual and Evental Temporalities.Zoltán Boldizsár Simon - 2019 - In Marek Tamm & Laurent Olivier (eds.), Rethinking Historical Time. New Approaches to Presentism. pp. 71-84.
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  • Historicism and Constructionism: Rival Ideas of Historical Change.Zoltán Boldizsár Simon - 2019 - History of European Ideas 45 (8):1171-1190.
    ABSTRACTA seemingly unitary appeal to history might evoke today two incompatible operations of historicization that yield contradictory results. This article attempts to understand two co-existing senses of historicity as conflicting ideas of historical change and rival practices of temporal comparison: historicism and constructionism. At their respective births, both claimed to make sense of the world and ourselves as changing over time. Historicism, dominating nineteenth-century Western thought and overseeing the professionalization of historical studies, advocated an understanding of the present condition of (...)
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