Definition of historicist in English:



  • See historicism

    • ‘Both Irving and Lacunza were premillennial but historicists.’
    • ‘This is post-metaphysical historicism, after all, and what historicists do is narrate.’
    • ‘Against the historicists, it is possible to find cases where elements of international society developed in areas not sharing a common culture.’
    • ‘But while Hobbes was a rationalist, Machiavelli was an historicist.’
    • ‘Like Lukács, too, he is a Hegelian historicist for whom the art that matters is one flushed with the dynamic forces of its age.’