By Aviezer Tucker
The fifty entries during this Companion conceal the most matters within the philosophies of historiography and heritage, together with usual background and the practices of historians.• Written by means of a global and multi-disciplinary workforce of experts• A state of the art up to date photo of present examine within the field• a part of the well known Blackwell Companions sequence
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This scenario may involve factors such as guilt, punishment, and predestination. Justice, the epic holds, must exist, yet it need not apply to individuals, but, rather, to groups. As we will see, at this point east and west diverge. Gradually, with the development of writing, more typical problems of the philosophy of history emerge, for example, how to distinguish good from evil. Already in Herodotus, we find the conception of a common law, an early version of natural law theories that assume a universal human nature, which are vague and controversial to this day (Pompa 1990).
Danto, A. (1965). Analytical Philosophy of History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Finley, M. I. (1987). Ancient History: Evidence and Models (New York: Penguin). Goodman, N. (1978). Ways of Worldmaking (Indianapolis: Hackett). Hempel, C. (1942). “The Function of General Laws in History,” Journal of Philosophy, 39, pp. 35–48. Hodder, I. (1991). Reading the Past, 2nd edn. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Hume, D. (1975) . A Treatise of Human Nature, ed. L. A. , revd. P. H.
Jean Bodin connected legal and political theory, considered geographical and climatic conditions, speculated about the nature of man, and had an idea of progress; without knowing it, he vicariously repeated the pattern of thought of Ibn Khaldun. Later, both Pasquier and de la Popelinière actively participated in the public life and were educated in law. They used rhetoric as a model for historical argumentation, and – even if largely by assertion – had the merit of enlarging the object of history (histoire parfaite, integra) and postulating a world history.
A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Aviezer Tucker