A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Aviezer Tucker (editor)Hardback

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The fifty entries in this Companion cover the main issues in the philosophies of historiography and history, including natural history and the practices of historians. Written by an international and multi-disciplinary group of expertsA cutting-edge updated picture of current research in the fieldPart of the renowned Blackwell Companions series

About Author

Aviezer Tucker has held research positions at the Australian National University, New York University, Columbia University and the Central European University in Prague. He is the author of Our Knowledge of the Past: A Philosophy of Historiography (2004) and is an editor of the Journal of Philosophy of History.


List of Contributors ix Acknowledgments xi Glossary of Terms xii 1 Introduction 1Aviezer Tucker Part I Major Fields 7 2 Philosophy of Historiography 9Peter Kosso 3 Philosophy of History 26ZdenFk VaSiCek 4 Philosophical Issues in Natural History and Its Historiography 44Carol E. Cleland 5 Historians and Philosophy of Historiography 63John Zammito Part II Basic Problems 85 6 Historiographic Evidence and Confirmation 87Mark Day and Gregory Radick 7 Causation in Historiography 98Aviezer Tucker 8 Historiographic Counterfactuals 109Elazar Weinryb 9 Historical Necessity and Contingency 120Yemima Ben-Menahem 10 Explanation in Historiography 131Graham Macdonald and Cynthia Macdonald 11 Historiographic Understanding 142Giuseppina D Oro 12 Colligation 152C. Behan McCullagh 13 The Laws of History 162Stephan Berry 14 Historiographic Objectivity 172Paul Newall 15 Realism about the Past 181Murray Murphey 16 Anti-realism about the Past 190Fabrice Pataut 17 Narrative and Interpretation 199F. R. Ankersmit 18 The Ontology of the Objects of Historiography 209Lars Udehn 19 Origins: Common Causes in Historiographic Reasoning 220Aviezer Tucker 20 Phylogenetic Inference 231Matt Haber 21 Historicism 243Robert D Amico 22 Ethics and the Writing of Historiography 253Jonathan Gorman 23 Logical Fallacies of Historians 262Paul Newall 24 Historical Fallacies of Historians 274Carlos Spoerhase and Colin G. King Part III Philosophy and Sub-fields of Historiography 285 25 Philosophy of History of Science 287Nicholas Jardine 26 Philosophies of Historiography and the Social Sciences 297Harold Kincaid 27 The Philosophy of Evolutionary Theory 307Michael Ruse 28 The Philosophy of Geology 318Rob Inkpen 29 Philosophy of Archaeology 330Ben Jeffares 30 Reductionism: Historiography and Psychology 342Cynthia Macdonald and Graham Macdonald 31 Historiography and Myth 353Mary Lefkowitz 32 Historiography and Memory 362Marie-Claire Lavabre 33 Historiographic Schools 371Christopher Lloyd Part IV Classical Schools and Philosophers of Historiography and History 381 34 Leopold Ranke 383Thomas Gil 35 Scientific Historiography 393Chris Lorenz 36 Darwin 404John S. Wilkins 37 Logical Empiricism and Logical Positivism 416Krzysztof Brzechczyn 38 Jewish and Christian Philosophy of History 427Samuel Moyn 39 Muslim Philosophy of History 437Zaid Ahmad 40 Vico 446Joseph Mali 41 Kant and Herder 457Sharon Anderson-Gold 42 Hegel 468Tom Rockmore 43 Neo-Kantianism 477Charles Bambach 44 Marx 488Tom Rockmore 45 Collingwood and Croce 498Stein Helgeby 46 Phenomenology 508David Weberman 47 Jan Patocka 518Ivan Chvatik 48 Hermeneutics 529Rudolf A. Makkreel 49 Postmodernism 540Beverley Southgate 50 Philosophy of History at the End of the Cold War 550Krishan Kumar Index 561

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  • ISBN13: 9781405149082
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781405149082
  • weight: 1212
  • ISBN10: 1405149086

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