By Aviezer Tucker
The fifty entries during this Companion conceal the most matters within the philosophies of historiography and heritage, together with usual heritage and the practices of historians.• Written by way of a world and multi-disciplinary staff of experts• A state of the art up-to-date photograph of present examine within the field• a part of the popular Blackwell Companions sequence
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In this regard, Hinduism accords with Buddhism. However, the cosmic order can apply in society as well – the movement from confused, even impulsive, relationships between individuals towards the state in which society is controlled by the will of its rulers and warriors; and thence to the final state, where individuals gain peace and society gains harmony. The karmic law rules history, which is a history of individuals, not of society. The common past has no meaning for an individual; the only thing important to him is the present, which influences his future.
This opens up the possibility of testing claims about the French Revolution by looking at the details of other revolutions. This is a kind of repetition in the evidence. Looked at in this light, the issue of the role, status, and epistemic advantage of repeatability of evidence is not simple and not to be dismissed too easily. We have been outlining the issues regarding historical evidence. Evidence is the informational means to the end of accurately describing the past. The evidence forms the building materials.
But not all generalizations are laws. Some generalizations are merely analytic. All revolutions bring about wholesale change. ” It is not a law, and it cannot explain anything. Why were there such dramatic changes in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century? Because it was a revolution. That simply restates the question. Some generalizations express merely contingent repetition. These are not laws either. All Presidents of the United States have been male. True, but this generalization doesn’t explain why Chester A.
A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) by Aviezer Tucker