Is a Universal History Possible?

Week 5 (Sun 19th – Sat 25th)

Wednesday 22nd May Recollection Lecture: Is a Universal History Possible? Prof David Engels (Brussels & Poznań).

Must a systematic comparison of civilisations automatically lead to a historical relativism where truth becomes a mere matter of style? Or is it possible to identify, behind the uncompromising workings of history, a subliminal metaphysical sense that is neither a Eurocentric variation of the history of salvation, nor a vulgar theory of accumulation and process?