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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The conception of the social sciences, and of history among them, gradually
developed throughout the nineteenth century; and the method by which science
studied the world of nature was applied to the study of human affairs. In the first
They sought to vindicate man's place in the world of nature: the laws of history
were equated with the laws of nature. On the other hand, they believed in
progress. But what ground was there for treating nature as progressive, as
Even science, as we have seen, is now less concerned to investigate and
establish objective laws of nature, than to frame working hypotheses by which
man may be enabled to harness nature to his purposes and transform his
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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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I THE HISTORIAN AND His FACTS
SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
HISTORY SCIENCE AND MORALITY
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