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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I am afraid only that I may seem presumptuous to have broached a question so
vast and so important. The nineteenth century was a great age for facts. "What I
want," said Mr. Gradgrind in Hard Times, "is Facts. . . . Facts alone are wanted in
At this point I should like to say a few words on the question of why nineteenth-
century historians were generally indifferent to the philosophy of history. The term
was invented by Voltaire, and has since been used in different senses; but I shall
THE question, which comes first — society or the individual — is like the question
about the hen and the egg. Whether you treat it as a logical or as a historical
question, you can make no statement about it, one way or the other, which does
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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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