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Our Knowledge of the Past

Our Knowledge of the Past
A Philosophy of Historiography

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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521834155

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  • This book presents a philosophical analysis of the disciplines that reveal scientific knowledge of the past. Aviezer Tucker argues that historiography as a scientific discipline should be considered an attempt to analyze the evidence of past events. This new approach to historiography will interest philosophers, historians and social scientists concerned with the methodological foundations of their disciplines.

    • New philosophical study of our knowledge of the past
    • Focus is both historical and conceptual
    • Endorsement by Elliott Sober, who is a leading figure in the philosophy of science
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "T[ucker]'s book is a useful reference both for those who are involved in the philosophy of history and those who study history of historiography, as it can join scientific rigour and a very clear and involving esposition."
    -Gabriella Vanotti, Universita Cattolica Milano, The Classic Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521834155
    • length: 302 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The philosophy of historiography
    1. Consensus and historiographic knowledge
    2. The history of knowledge of history
    3. The theory of scientific historiography
    4. Historiographic opinion
    5. Historiographic explanation
    6. The limits of historiographic knowledge
    Conclusion. Historiography and history.

  • Author

    Aviezer Tucker, The Queen's University of Belfast

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