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Methodology of History (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976) Loot Price: R4,717
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Methodology of History (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976): Y. Topolski

Methodology of History (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976)

Y. Topolski; Translated by Olgierd Wojtasiewicz

Series: Synthese Library, 88

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No discipline has been more praised or more criticized than the writing of history. Cioero claimed that history teaches men how to live. Aris totle denied it the very name of science and regwded poetry as the higher wisdom. At various times history has been assigned a command ing or a demeaning statIUs in the hierarchy of sciences. Today one can admire the increasing precision and sophistication of the methods used by historia: ns. On the other hand, Thucydides' History of the PeZo ponesian War still serves as the ideal model of how to reconstruct the historical past. Even those who deny the possibility of an objective reconstruction of the past would themselves likie to be recorded by historians, "objectively" or not. Dislike of history and fear of its verdict are not incompatible with reverence and awe for its practitioners, the historians. So man's attitude to history is ambiguous. The controversy about history continues. Widely differing issues are at stake. Historians themselves, however, are the least engaged in the struggle. Rarely does a historian decide to open the door of his study and join in the melee about the meaning of history. More often he slams it shut and returns to his studies, oblivious of the fact that with the passage of thne the gap between his scientific work and its audience might widen. The historian does not shun the battle, he merely chooses his own battleground."

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Imprint: Springer
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Synthese Library, 88
Release date: November 2011
First published: 1976
Authors: Y. Topolski
Translators: Olgierd Wojtasiewicz
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 700
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1976
ISBN-13: 978-9401011259
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Philosophy of science
Books > History > General
LSN: 9401011257
Barcode: 9789401011259

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