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First, it is alleged that history deals with the unique and particular, and science
with the general and universal. This view may be said to start with Aristotle, who
declared that poetry was “more philosophical” and “more serious” than history, ...
The law of gravity does not prove that that particular apple will fall to the ground:
somebody may catch it in a basket. The law of optics that light travels in a straight
line does not prove that a particular ray of light may not be refracted or scattered ...
... warns me to eschew programmes and ideals, and Professor Oakeshott tells me
that we are going nowhere in particular and that all that matters is to see that
nobody rocks the boat, and Professor Popper wants to keep that dear old T-
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Edward Hallett Carr’s What is History? is still a remarkable work of historiography fifty years after it was written. Originally written as a series of lectures at Cambridge University in 1961 the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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