By piggybacking on the critiques of the historical discipline provided by Leo Tolstoy in his momentous novel, War and Peace, I assert that history may undergo a reconstruction. By ridding the historical discipline of the self-interest that has atrophied its ability to make a significant, positive impact on the world, and installing a metaphysics devoted to equality, freedom, and universality, I believe that it may be revitalized as a profession. I call for a new history, one built in the Hegelian-Marxist tradition, which will lead humanity into a future defined by love and self-sacrifice. It is a history explicitly opposed to neutrality; love is not neutral.
|Commitee:||Coombs, David, Barczewski, Stephanie|
|School Location:||United States -- South Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 81/3(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Slavic literature, World History|
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