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... and leads back to the conclusion referred to by Sir George Clark in the
passage which I quoted earlier, that "there is no 'objective' historical truth." In
place of the theory that history has no meaning, we are offered here the theory of
an infinity ...
Edward Hallett Carr. factor in history. What I will call the Bad King John theory of
history — the view that what matters in history is the character and behavior of
individuals — has a long pedigree. The desire to postulate individual genius as
reconcile with the traditional empiricist theory of knowledge. I should now like to
argue that the social sciences as a whole, since they involve man as both subject
and object, both investigator and thing investigated, are incompatible with any ...
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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
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