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[Xmca-l] interpretations of the history of ideas

Apropos of cultural-historical conceptions, I've been reading a little of
Arthur Lovejoy's approach to the history of ideas (1948).  It makes for
interesting reading, although I'm not particularly familiar with many of
the references.  However, one of the central pivots seems to be 'the
genetic habit of mind', which, as far as I can discern is the idea behind
the history of ideas...