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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Edward Hallett Carr. an unpublished note quoted by his editor, to have reached
this conclusion: St. Augustine looked at history from the point of view of the early
Christian; Tillemont, from that of a seventeenth-century Frenchman; Gibbon, from
Evolution in science confirmed and complemented progress in history. Nothing,
however, occurred to alter the inductive view of historical method which I
described in my first lecture: first collect your facts, then interpret them. It was
introduced an entirely new element by postulating a goal towards which the
historical process is moving — the teleological view of history. History thus
acquired a meaning and purpose, but at the expense of losing its secular
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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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