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Experiencing the Outbreak of War: A Critique of Cultural History

Ringmar, Erik LU (2015)
Abstract
Cultural historians cannot acknowledge the felt experiences of people of the past since they interpret those experiences and explain them in terms of external factors. Yet felt experiences are not interpreted but instead immediately sensed, and felt experiences cannot be explained but only described. The failure to acknowledge these points is what makes Clifford Geertz deny that animals or newborn children have experiences, and it makes post-modernists such as Foucault into apologists for extra-discursive crimes. As an example of this failure, we will consider the way the outbreak of war was experienced in 1914.
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  abstract     = {Cultural historians cannot acknowledge the felt experiences of people of the past since they interpret those experiences and explain them in terms of external factors. Yet felt experiences are not interpreted but instead immediately sensed, and felt experiences cannot be explained but only described. The failure to acknowledge these points is what makes Clifford Geertz deny that animals or newborn children have experiences, and it makes post-modernists such as Foucault into apologists for extra-discursive crimes. As an example of this failure, we will consider the way the outbreak of war was experienced in 1914.},
  author       = {Ringmar, Erik},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Experiencing the Outbreak of War: A Critique of Cultural History},
  year         = {2015},
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