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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It used to be said that facts speak for themselves. This is, of course, untrue. The
facts speak only when the historian calls on them: it is he who decides to which
facts to give the floor, and in what order or context. It was, I think, one of
On this point Professor Butterfield was categorical and severe: The study of the
past with one eye, so to speak, upon the present is the source of all sins and
sophistries in history. ... It is the essence of what we mean by the word "
Nowadays, for reasons discussed in my last lecture, we no longer speak of
historical "laws"; and even the word "cause" has gone out of fashion, partly owing
to certain philosophical ambiguities into which I need not enter, and partly owing
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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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