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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While I do not wish to underestimate the force of the challenge of the past fifty
years to the belief in progress in the Western world, I am still not convinced that
progress in history has come to an end. But, if you press me further on the content
The belief that we have come from somewhere is closely linked with the belief
that we are going somewhere. A society which has lost belief in its capacity to
progress in the future will quickly cease to concern itself with its progress in the
The transition has been made from laissez-faire to planning, from the
unconscious to the self-conscious, from belief in objective economic laws to
belief that man by his own action can be the master of his economic destiny.
Social policy has ...
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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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