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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As has been well said, the individual apart from society would be both
speechless and mindless. The lasting fascination of the Robinson Crusoe myth is
due to its attempt to imagine an individual independent of society. The attempt
of the tension between liberty and equality, or between individual liberty and
social justice, we are apt to forget that fights do not occur between abstract ideas.
These are not struggles between individuals as such and society as such, but ...
The individual is by definition a member of a society, or probably of more than
one society — call it group, class, tribe, nation, or what you will. Early biologists
were content to classify species of birds, beasts, and fishes in cages, aquariums,
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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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