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Truth of History.

Author: C Behan McCullagh
Publisher: London : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Behan McCullagh
ISBN: 9780203448755 0203448758
OCLC Number: 437076811
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The truth and fairness of historical descriptions; The truth of historical generalizations and classifications; Descriptive explanations; Historical interpretations; The meaning of texts; The truth of cultural history; Causal, contrastive and functional explanations; Explaining individual actions; Explaining collective actions; Explaining social changes; Should we privilege the individual?; Conclusion; References; Names Index; Subject Index.

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Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past.

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