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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As has been well said, the individual apart from society would be both
speechless and mindless. The lasting fascination of the Robinson Crusoe myth is
due to its attempt to imagine an individual independent of society. The attempt
sense is a necessary product of modern advanced society, and runs through all
its activities from top to bottom. But it would be a serious error to set up an
antithesis between this process of individualization and the growing strength and
To set up the popular picture of the individual in revolt against society is to re-
introduce the false antithesis between society and ./ the individual. No society is
fully homogeneous. Every society is an arena of social conflicts, and those ...
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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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