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Our knowledge of the past : a philosophy of historiography

Author: Aviezer Tucker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digit. print. versionView all editions and formats
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How do historians, comparative linguists, biblical and textual critics and evolutionary biologists establish beliefs about the past? How do they know the past? This book presents a philosophical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aviezer Tucker
ISBN: 0521120772 0521834155 9780521120777 9780521834155
OCLC Number: 745421804
Description: 291 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. The philosophy of historiography; 1. Consensus and historiographic knowledge; 2. The history of knowledge of history; 3. The theory of scientific historiography; 4. Historiographic opinion; 5. Historiographic explanation; 6. The limits of historiographic knowledge; Conclusion. Historiography and history.
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