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 transmission of acquired characteristics, which is rejected by biologists, is
the very foundation of social progress. History is progress through the
transmission of acquired skills from one generation to another. Secondly, we
need not and ...
But, if we are to retain the hypothesis of progress, we must, I think, accept the
condition of the broken line. Lastly, I come to the question of what is the essential
content of progress in terms of historical action. The people who struggle, say, ...
While I do not wish to underestimate the force of the challenge of the past fifty
years to the belief in progress in the Western world, I am still not convinced that
progress in history has come to an end. But, if you press me further on the content
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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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