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Let us now take another look at this alleged dichotomy between fact and value.
Values cannot be derived from facts. This statement is partly true, but partly false.
You have only to examine the system of values prevailing in any period or in any
These differences in values spring from differences of historical fact. Or consider
the historical facts which in the last century and a half have caused slavery or
racial inequality or the exploitation of child labour—all once accepted as morally
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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Edward Hallett Carr’s What is History? is still a remarkable work of historiography fifty years after it was written. Originally written as a series of lectures at Cambridge University in 1961 the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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