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In this chapter, Bill Schwarz explores the “revolution in philosophy” represented by the Haitian Revolution. Schwarz is concerned principally with the question of how historical temporalities can be understood and what political consequences follow, and he asks, “what is the significance of James’s The Black Jacobins for the writing of history today? To think in these terms supposes that the revolution ‘in philosophy’ associated with the founding of Haiti turns, critically, on how history itself can be understood.”

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