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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But it makes no sense as a general proposition to say that generals lose battles
because they are infatuated with beautiful queens, or that wars occur because
kings keep pet monkeys, or that people get run over and killed on the roads ...
Indeed, the two factors are closely interconnected, and react on one another.
Marx treats human labour as the foundation of the whole edifice; and this formula
seems acceptable if a sufficiently broad sense is attached to "labour." But the
Our criterion is not an absolute in the static sense of something that is the same
yesterday, today, and for ever: such an absolute is incompatible with the nature of
history. But it is an absolute in respect of our interpretation of the past. It rejects ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
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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