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Understanding History : an Introduction to Analytical Philosophy of History.

Author: Jonathan Gorman
Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Has any question about the historical past ever been finally answered? Of course there is much disagreement among professional historians about what happened in the past and how to explain it. But this incisive study goes one step further and brings into question the very ability of historians to gather and communicate genuine knowledge about the past. Understanding History applies this general question from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gorman
ISBN: 9780776617374 0776617370 0776603558 9780776603551
OCLC Number: 747088993
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (135 pages)
Contents: Preface; CHAPTER 1 History: Practice and Theory; CHAPTER 2 Knowledge; CHAPTER 3 Reality; CHAPTER 4 Traditional History; CHAPTER 5 Rational Economic Man; CHAPTER 6 Economic Reality; CHAPTER 7 Conclusion; Bibliography and Further Reading.

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Has any question about the historical past ever been finally answered? Of course there is much disagreement among professional historians about what happened in the past and how to explain it. But this incisive study goes one step further and brings into question the very ability of historians to gather and communicate genuine knowledge about the past. Understanding History applies this general question from the philosophy of history to economic history of American slaveholders. Do we understand the American slaveholders? Has the last word on the subject been said? Both the alleged "profitabili.

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