Towards A Realist Philosophy Of History

Lexington Books
SKU:
9781666902419
|
UPC:
9781666902419
$113.78
(No reviews yet)
Condition:
New
Usually Ships in 24hrs
Current Stock:
Estimated Delivery by: | Fastest delivery by:
Adding to cart… The item has been added
Towards a Realist Philosophy of History argues for the radical--at least in contemporary historical theory--view that historians are by and large successful in their goal of providing accurate knowledge and understanding about the historical past. Adam Timmins provides a philosophical framework that supports this endeavor, as well as highlighting some of the issues with the strong constructivist accounts common in contemporary historical theory. Among other things, the book provides a realist construal of colligatory concepts, historiographical reference, and the use of narrative, as well as examining the mechanisms of historiographical progress. The work also provides some much-needed criticism of aspects of the strong constructivist position, such as the contemporary adoption of "irrealism" and the idealist implications of this, that has have yet failed to make their way into the existing literature. The book proves that historical theory has not "moved on" from the realism-idealism debate and that realism with regards to the products of historiography is still very much a live option.


  • | Author: Adam Timmins
  • | Publisher: Lexington Books
  • | Publication Date: Jun 21, 2022
  • | Number of Pages: 192 pages
  • | Language: English
  • | Binding: Hardcover
  • | ISBN-10: 1666902411
  • | ISBN-13: 9781666902419
Author:
Adam Timmins
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
Jun 21, 2022
Number of pages:
192 pages
Language:
English
Binding:
Hardcover
ISBN-10:
1666902411
ISBN-13:
9781666902419