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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If, on the other hand, you tell the ordinary man that Robinson was killed because
the driver was drunk, or because the brakes did not work, or because there was a
blind corner on the road, this will seem to him a perfectly sensible and rational ...
some of the causes were rational and "real" and that others were irrational and
accidental. But by what criterion did we make the distinction? The faculty of
reason is normally exercised for some purpose. Intellectuals may sometimes
Being the one rational institution, it was the one historical institution; it alone was
subject to a rational course of development which could be comprehended by the
historian. Secular society was moulded and organized by the church, and had ...
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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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