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The Objectivity Of History

  • J. A. Passmore (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031819100038213
  • Published online: 01 February 2009
Abstract

“There's one thing certain,” said a historian of my acquaintance when he heard the title of this paper, “that's a problem which would never perturb a working-historian.” He was wrong: a working-historian first drew it to my attention; and in one form or another it raises its head whenever historians discuss the nature of their own inquiries. Yet in a way he was right. His mind had turned to the controversies of epistemologists, controversies about “the possibility of knowledge”; historians, he rightly felt, do not trouble their-heads about such matters.

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