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The faculty of reason is normally exercised for some purpose. Intellectuals may
sometimes reason, or think that they reason, for fun. But, broadly speaking,
human beings reason to an end. And when we recognized certain explanations
sought liberty, knowing what they sought." 3 For Acton, as for Hegel, liberty and
reason were never far apart. And with the French revolution was linked the
American revolution. Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth
upon this ...
But this subordination of reason to the assumptions of the existing order seems to
me in the long run wholly unacceptable. This is not how Acton thought of reason
when he propounded his equation: revolution — liberalism — the reign of ideas ...
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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
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