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)Paperback

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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 experts * A cutting-edge updated picture of current research in the field * Part of the renowned Blackwell Companions series

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Aviezer Tucker is a Gvirtzman Memorial Foundation Fellow and teaches at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He 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 a past president of the Society for the Philosophy of History.


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

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  • publication date: 05/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781444337884
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781444337884
  • weight: 966
  • ISBN10: 1444337882

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