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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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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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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