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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time

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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time - Hoffer, Peter Charles
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Hoffer argues for a new methodological philosophy of history that mitigates fallibility and paradox How do we know what happened in the past? We cannot go back, and no amount of historical data can enable us to understand with absolute certainty what life was like "then." It is easy to demolish the very idea of historical knowing, but it is impossible to demolish the importance of historical knowing. In an age of cable television pundits and anonymous bloggers dueling over history, the value of owning history increases at ...

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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time 2010, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814737156

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The Historians' Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time 2008, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814737149

Hardcover