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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It was not till the turn of the century that we complete the transition to the
contemporary period of history, in which the primary function of reason is no
longer to understand objective laws governing the behaviour of man in society,
but rather to ...
Everyone knows today that the price of oil or soap does not vary in response to
some objective law of supply and demand. Everyone knows, or thinks he knows,
that slumps and unemployment are man-made: THE WIDENING HORIZON 187.
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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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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