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6 This is not in modern terminology a law, though Marx would probably have
claimed it as such, but a fruitful hypothesis pointing the way to further enquiry and
fresh understanding. Such hypotheses are indispensable tools of thought.
The bias of the historian can be judged by the hypothesis which he adopts. I must
quote one general pronouncement on the methods of social science, since it
comes from a great social scientist who was trained as a physical scientist.
But, if we are to retain the hypothesis of progress, we must, I think, accept the
condition of the broken line. Lastly, I come to the question of what is the essential
content of progress in terms of historical action. The people who struggle, say, ...
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