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Reinterpreting and Rethinking Lovejoy’s Unit Ideas

Dan Wickberg has been rethinking Arthur O. Lovejoy’s vision of the history of ideas for some time (as partially evidenced here). But now we have another contributor to that effort—from a philosopher, Carl Knight. Through my regular PhilPapers update I received the following a few weeks ago: ———————————————- Carl Knight (2012). “Unit-Ideas Unleashed: A Reinterpretation and Reassessment of Lovejovian Methodology in the History of Ideas.” Journal of the Philosophy of History 6 (2):195-217. This article argues for an unconventional interpretation of Arthur O. Lovejoy’s distinctive approach to method in the history of ideas. It is maintained that the value of Read more