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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When we attempt to answer the question, What is history?, our answer,
consciously or unconsciously, reflects our own position in time, and forms part of
our answer to the broader question, what view we take of the society in which we
acting consciously for his own often selfish ends, is the unconscious agent of
God's purpose. Mandeville's "private vices — public benefits" was an early and
deliberately paradoxical expression of this discovery. Adam Smith's hidden hand
The people who struggle, say, to extend civil rights to all, or to reform penal
practice, or to remove inequalities of race or wealth are consciously seeking to do
just those things: they are not consciously seeking to "progress," to realize some
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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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