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A companion to the philosophy of history and historiography

Author: Aviezer Tucker
Publisher: Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The philosophy of historiography examines our representations and knowledge of the past, the relation between evidence, inference, explanation, and narrative. The philosophy of history is the direct philosophical examination of history, whether it is necessary or contingent, whether it has a direction, or whether it is coincidental. The fifty entries in this Companion cover the main issues in the philosophies of  Read more...
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Companion to the philosophy of history and historiography.
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
(OCoLC)682379742
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aviezer Tucker
ISBN: 9781405149082 1405149086
OCLC Number: 196312410
Description: xii, 563 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: PART ONE: Major fields --
Philosophy of historiography / Peter Kosso --
Philosophy of History / Zdenek Vasicek --
Philosophical issues in natural history and its historiography / Carol E. Cleland --
Historians and philosophy of historiography / John Zammito. PART TWO: Basic problems --
Historiographic evidence and confirmation / Mark Day and Gregory Radick --
Causation in historiography / Aviezer Tucker --
Historiographic counterfactuals / Elazar Weinryb --
Historical necessity and contingency / Yemima Ben-Menahem --
Explanation in historiography / Graham Macdonald and Cynthia Macdonald --
Historiographic understanding / Giuseppina D'Oro --
Colligation / C. Behan McCullagh --
The laws of history / Stephan Berry --
Historiographic objectivity / Paul Newall --
Realism about the past / Murray Murphey --
Anti-realism about the past / Fabrice Pataut --
Narrative and interpretation / F.R. Ankersmit --
The ontology of the objects of historiography / Lars Udehn --
Origins: Common causes in historiographic reasoning / Aviezer Tucker --
Phylogenetic inference / Matt Haber --
Historicism / Robert D'Amico --
Ethics and the writing of historiography / Jonathan Gorman --
Logical fallacies of historians / Paul Newall --
Historical fallacies of historians / Carlos Spoerhase and Colin G. King. PART THREE: Philosophy and sub-fields of historiography --
Philosophy of history of science / Nicholas Jardine --
Philosophies of historiography and the social sciences / Harold Kincaid --
The philosophy of evolutionary theory / Michael Ruse --
The philosophy of geology / Rob Inkpen --
Philosophy of archaeology / Ben Jeffares --
Reductionism: Historiography and psychology / Cynthia Macdonald and Graham Macdonald --
Historiography and myth / Mary Lefkowitz --
Historiography and memory / Marie-Claire Lavabre --
Historiographic schools / Christophe Lloyd. PART FOUR: Classical schools and philosophers of historiography and history --
Leopold Ranke / Thomas Gail --
Scientific historiography / Chris Lorenz --
Darwin / John S. Wilkins --
Logical empiricism and logical positivism / Krzysztof Brzech czyn --
Jewish and Christian philosophy of history / Samuel Moyn --
Muslim philosophy of history / Zaid Ahmad --
Vico / Joseph Mali --
Kant and Herder / Sharon Anderson-Gold --
Hegel / Tom Rockmore --
Neo-Kantianism / Charles Bambach --
Marx / Tom Rockmore --
Collingwood and croce / Stein Helgeby --
Phenomenology / David Weberman --
Jan Patocka / Ivan Chvatik --
Hermeneutics / Rudolf A. Makkreel --
Postmodernism / Beverly South gate --
Philosophy of history at the end of the cold war / Krisham Kumar.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to philosophy, 41.
Responsibility: edited by Aviezer Tucker.
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