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The Futures Past of the Postcolonial Present

Koselleck 100

David Scott – Neither the past nor the present appeared to me exactly as it appeared to my interlocutors. While we inhabited the same present, and thus were, so to speak, co-temporaries, we were effectively not contemporaries. My interlocutors were starting from different “problem-spaces,” and therefore the questions they posed about the past in the present, and the answers they derived for the future, were not identical to mine.

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Defeat

Koselleck 100

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young – Koselleck wrote that defeat in war is the greatest transformational experience because it maximizes the distance between a planned course of action and an unplanned outcome. Therefore, as unpleasant or traumatic as it may be, being defeated “contains an inexhaustible epistemological potential” and has stood behind many innovations in historical methodology, including his own following his experience as a soldier of the defeated German army.

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