What is History?
A. A. Knopf, 1962 - 209 Seiten
A philosophical interpretation of history, examining the significance of historical study as a science and a reflection of social values.
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5 Addicts of this theory tend nowadays to be shy about it; but, after some
searching, I found an excellent contemporary statement of it in the introduction to
one of Miss Wedgwood's books: The behaviour of men as individuals is more
The first is that the behaviour of men as individuals is distinct from their behaviour
as members of groups or classes, and that the historian may legitimately choose
to dwell on the one rather than on the other. The second is that the study of the ...
element in human behaviour and a cult of the irrational. That a cult of the
irrational does exist in the English-speaking world today, mainly in the form of a
depreciation of the achievements and potentialities of reason, is unfortunately
true; it is ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
This was the definition of a dry read. I read this for a graduate class, and my purpose in reading the book was to try and develop an understanding of how we think about research and the past. I did ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It puzzles me that Carr was taken so seriously as a "distinguished historian" in British academic circles, considering that he spent the first part of his career championing appeasement of Germany and much of the rest admiring Stalin. Vollständige Rezension lesen
I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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