Cohen's conception of history is discussed here in the framework of a reflection upon the normative-practical foundations of historiography. For Cohen, historiography is the most valuable of all sciences, because it is the science in which the fundamental question of the humanity of culture is definitively settled. For him, however, as against the attempt to define the status of the historical sciences on the basis of a separate « logic of values », the status of historiography as a science remains rather problematic. The context which must be transmitted by the historian counts for Cohen as one which is instituted mainly on the basis of the future. The future presents the temporal dimension of « later », and also the transcendental form of the norm. It thus is only in the science of right that Cohen thinks it possible to find the appropriate means for rigorously characterizing the problems which constitute the content of history.

“L’humanité de la culture”. Remarques sur la conception normative de l’histoire chez Hermann Cohen / Fiorato, P. - In: REVUE GERMANIQUE INTERNATIONALE. - ISSN 1253-7837. - 6/2007:(2007), pp. 135-146.

“L’humanité de la culture”. Remarques sur la conception normative de l’histoire chez Hermann Cohen

FIORATO P
2007

Abstract

Cohen's conception of history is discussed here in the framework of a reflection upon the normative-practical foundations of historiography. For Cohen, historiography is the most valuable of all sciences, because it is the science in which the fundamental question of the humanity of culture is definitively settled. For him, however, as against the attempt to define the status of the historical sciences on the basis of a separate « logic of values », the status of historiography as a science remains rather problematic. The context which must be transmitted by the historian counts for Cohen as one which is instituted mainly on the basis of the future. The future presents the temporal dimension of « later », and also the transcendental form of the norm. It thus is only in the science of right that Cohen thinks it possible to find the appropriate means for rigorously characterizing the problems which constitute the content of history.
La discussion sur la conception de l'histoire de Cohen est menée ici dans le cadre d'une réflexion sur la fondation pratique-normative des sciences historiques. Pour Cohen, l'histoire est la science la plus précieuse parce que c'est véritablement en elle et seulement en elle que la question fondamentale de l'humanité de la culture peut être tranchée. Mais pour Cohen, face aux tentatives faites afin de définir le statut de la science historique à partir d'une « logique des valeurs » séparée, l’histoire représente aussi en même temps un domaine particulièrement problématique. Le contexte que l'historien doit transmettre compte pour lui avant tout comme un contexte que l'avenir se charge d'établir. L'avenir ne doit pas être compris ici seulement comme détermination temporelle de ce qui « vient plus tard », mais aussi comme forme transcendantale de la norme. En ce sens, c'est seulement dans le droit que Cohen pense pouvoir trouver le moyen approprié pour une caractérisation rigoureuse des problèmes qui constituent la teneur de l'histoire.
“L’humanité de la culture”. Remarques sur la conception normative de l’histoire chez Hermann Cohen / Fiorato, P. - In: REVUE GERMANIQUE INTERNATIONALE. - ISSN 1253-7837. - 6/2007:(2007), pp. 135-146.
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