Europe is inseparable from its history. That history has been extensively studied in terms of its political history, its economic history, its religious history, its literary and cultural history, and so on. In this talk Simon Glendinning will explore the idea of pursuing a distinctively philosophical history of Europe. At issue is a history of Europe that focuses on what, in Europe’s history and identity, ties it to philosophy. Here we are concerned not with a distinctive history of philosophy in Europe, but the significance in Europe of a distinctive philosophy of history.