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 very words which he uses — words like democracy, empire, war, revolution
— have current connotations from which he cannot divorce them. Ancient
historians have taken to using words like polis and plebs in the original, just in
order to ...
cidental causes cannot be generalized; and, since they are in the fullest sense of
the word unique, they teach no lessons and lead to no conclusions. But here I
must make another point. It is precisely this notion of an end in view which ...
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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