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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... in the doctrine that, since all historical judgments involve persons and points of
view, one is as good as another and there is no "objective" historical truth.2
Where the pundits contradict each other so flagrantly the field is open to enquiry.
This contains an element of truth. Simpler societies are more uniform in the sense
that they call for, and provide opportunities for, a far smaller diversity of individual
skills and occupations than the more complex and advanced societies ...
is the historian who penetrates most deeply into this reciprocal process. A clue to
this problem of facts and values is provided by our ordinary use of the word "truth"
— a word which straddles the world of fact and the world of value and is made ...
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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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