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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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 ...
8 1 have no measuring-rod for liberty, and do not know how to balance the lesser
liberty of few against the greater liberty of many. But on any standard of. "Russell:
Portraits From Memory, p. 17. 7 Bury: The Idea of Progress, pp. vii-viii.
No doubt a finite end has attractions for the human mind; and Acton's vision of the
march of history as an unending progress towards liberty seems chilly and vague
. But if the historian is to save his hypothesis of progress, I think he must be ...
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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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