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... and the method by which science studied the world of nature was applied to
the study of human affairs. In the first part of this period the Newtonian tradition
prevailed. Society, like the world of nature, was thought of as a mechanism; the ...
Lucretius deduced man's indifference to the past: Consider how that past ages of
eternal time before our birth were no concern of ours. This is a mirror which
nature holds up to us of future time after our death.3 Poetic visions of a brighter
Those who, since Hegel, have reflected most deeply on the nature of history have
seen in it a synthesis of past and future. Tocqueville, who did not entirely free
himself from the theological idiom of his day and gave too narrow content to his ...
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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
The Historian and His Facts
Society and the Individual
History Science and Morality
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