The Muse of History and the Science of Culture
ISBN/ASIN: 9780306462726,9780306471797,0306471795,0306462729 | 2002 | English | pdf | 307/311 pages | 1.27 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Robert L. Carneiro (auth.) | Edition: 1
Is history more than (in Boswell's words) a `chronological series of remarkable events'? Does it have a pattern? Is it fraught with `meaning'? Can we discern its trends? What determines its course? In short, can a substantial and coherent philosophy of history be devised that offers answers to these questions? These issues, which have intrigued -and bedeviled – historians for centuries, are explored in this thoughtful book.