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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Nor do I want to take shelter behind the Victorian proverb placed by G. M. Young
on the title-page of his book Victorian England: "Servants talk about people,
gentlefolk discuss things." 2 Some biographies are contributions to history — in
Hobbes' famous dictum still stands: "Nothing in the world is universal but names,
for the things named are every one of them individual and singular." a This is
certainly true of the physical sciences: no two geological formations, no two
only proper way to the historian — I find myself under attack from my critics for
having by implication depicted what happened as something that was bound to
happen, and failed to examine all the other things that might have happened.
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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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