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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy

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Cambridge Studies in Philosophy by Christopher Behan McCullagh
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In common with history, all the social sciences crucially rely on descriptions of the past for their evidence. But when, if ever, is it reasonable to regard such descriptions as true? This book attempts to establish the conditions which warrant belief in historical descriptions. It does so in a nontechnical way, analysing numerous illustrations of the different kinds of argument about the past employed by historians and others. The author concludes that no historical description can be finally proved, and that we are only ever justified in believing them for, certain practical purposes. This central question has not been addressed in such a thorough and systematic manner before. It draws on recent philosophy of history and will interest philosophers. But the wealth of material and accessibility of the presentation will also make it very valuable for historians and other social scientists concerned with the logic of their disciplines.
Release date NZ
October 25th, 1984
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Worked examples or Exercises
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
264
Dimensions
152x229x15
ISBN-13
9780521318303
Product ID
2958845

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