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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But by what criterion did we make the distinction? The faculty of reason is
normally exercised for some purpose. Intellectuals may sometimes reason, or
think that they reason, for fun. But, broadly speaking, human beings reason to an
In other words, the criterion of judgment in history is not some "principle claiming
universal validity," but "that which works best." It is not only — I need hardly say
— when analysing the past that we invoke this criterion of "what works best.
But acceptance of the criterion of "what works best" does not make its application
either easy or self- evident. It is not a criterion which encourages snap verdicts, or
which bows down to the view that what is, is right. Pregnant failures are not ...
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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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