Establishing the Laws of History: Or, Why Tolstoy Is Not Homer, by Dmitri Nikulin

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Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. He is the author of Comedy, Seriously: A Philosophical Study (Palgrave, 2014); Dialectic and Dialogue (Stanford University Press, 2010) and On Dialogue (Lexington, 2006). He is also the editor of Memory: The History of a Concept (Oxford University Press, 2015) and The Other Plato: The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato’s Inner-Academic Teachings (SUNY Press, 2012). Among his recent articles on the philosophy of history and memory are “Collective Memory in Maurice Halbwachs,” forthcoming in Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Memory (2017), and “Memory and History,” Idealistic Studies (2008). His new book The Concept of History is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2017.

Dmitri Nikulin, “Establishing the Laws of History: Or, Why Tolstoy Is Not Homer,” in “Philosophy and History,” ed. Jeremy Gauger, special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 37:2 (2016), pp. 307–24.

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