Item description for Objectivity, Method and Point of View: Essays in the Philosophy of History (Philosophy of History and Culture, Vol 6) by W. J. van der Dussen...
The essays collected together in this volume originated with a symposium which addressed a variety of issues associated with the publications of Professor W.H. Dray in the philosophy of history. In this expanded version of the original symposium, to which Professor Dray has provided a critical response, a group of prominent philosophers and historians address the central questions posed by contemporary philosophy of history - such as, the logic and methodology of historical explanation, the selection and uses of evidence, the fact/value relationship, the nature of historical causation, the question of conflicting interpretations and their possible resolution, the idea of history as a school of practical wisdom, and the question whether history has any discernable pattern or meaning. These issues are approached from the experience of both historians and philosophers and represent an important increment to the long-standing and continuing debates concerning the nature and aims of the practice and philosophy of history.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004094113 ISBN13 9789004094116
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More About W. J. van der Dussen
van der Dussen is Professor of Humanities at the Open University of the Netherlands.