The Research Project Europe 1815-1914

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Teleology and History: A Critical Assessment of an Enlightenment Thought

Organised by Henning Trüper, University of Zürich in cooperation with Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago and and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, University of California

The aim of this working group is to examine and critically confront teleological perspectives in history and the social sciences through a series of workshops, and to discuss why teleologies recur and how alternative philosophies of history and time in social theories may be explored.

The Little Tower of Babel_Pieter Bruegel The Elder
The "Little" Tower of Babel (c.1563) by Peter Bruegel the Elder, Museúm Boymans - van Beuningen, Rotterdam