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The certainty of doubt : tributes to Peter Munz

Author: Peter Munz; Miles Fairburn; W H Oliver
Publisher: Wellington [N.Z.] : Victoria University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Essays ... written by Peter Munz's friends and colleagues to celebrate his 75th birthday ... themes ... [include] history, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and the problems of knowledge ... reflect[ing] ... Munz's intellectual interests and achievements"--Back cover.
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Named Person: Peter Munz; Peter Munz; Peter (Historiker) Munz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Munz; Miles Fairburn; W H Oliver
ISBN: 086473302X 9780864733023
OCLC Number: 36327874
Description: 368 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Personal memoirs (A personal tribute / J.L. Roberts --
Petrus contra mundum / W.H. Oliver --
The tennis court oath / Harvey Franklin --
Ourselves when young / John O'Shea --
Stages of the symbol / Paul Hoffmann) --
History (Cassian : monastery & world / Philip Rousseau --
The peace of silence : Thucydides & the English Civil War / Jonathan H. Scott --
Enthusiasm : the antiself of enlightenment / J.G.A. Pocock --
Historical method and Waitangi Tribunal claims / Alan Ward) --
Historiography (Backing into modernity : the dilemma of Richard Hooker / J.C. Davis --
"The debate, at heart, is about evolution" / Derek Freeman --
Visco's New science & New Zealand history / R.J. Tristram) --
Epistemology (On Popperian pillars: the relationship between the thought of Munz & Popper / Friedel Weinert --
The marriage of design and selection in the evolution of cultural artefacts / John Ziman --
Peter Munz and the scourge of relativism / I.C. Jarvie. On the true and marvellous adventures of the Baron von Munzhausen in the lands of truth and falsity / Peter J. Wilson --
Self-conscious belief / Anthony O'Hear)
Responsibility: edited by Miles Fairburn & W.H. Oliver.

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"Essays ... written by Peter Munz's friends and colleagues to celebrate his 75th birthday ... themes ... [include] history, the philosophy of history, the philosophy of science and the problems of knowledge ... reflect[ing] ... Munz's intellectual interests and achievements"--Back cover.

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