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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The division of history into periods is not a fact, but a necessary hypothesis or tool
of thought, valid in so far as it is illuminating, and dependent for its validity on
interpretation. Historians who differ on the question of when the Middle Ages ...
But this does not mean that these laws are worthless, or not in principle valid.
Modern physical theories, we are told, deal only with the probabilities of events
taking place. Today science is more inclined to remember that induction can
If two or three children in a school develop measles, you will conclude that the
epidemic will spread; and this prediction, if you care to call it such, is based on a
generalization from past experience, and is a valid and useful guide to action.
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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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