- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (December 19, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130128163
- ISBN-13: 978-0130128164
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,297,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philosophy of History 1st Edition
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This introduction to the philosophy of history focuses on six central problems in critical philosophy of history--and the connections among them.
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Key Benefit: This update of the original version focuses on six central problems in the critical philosophy of history and explores the connections among them. Key Topics: Starting with the fundamentals of each philosophical topic in history and then delving into the specifics of each to better understand the surrounding issues, the reference first offers a comprehensive introduction into these topics then covers explanation and understanding ... objectivity and value judgment .. causes in history ... the nature and role of narrative ... and historical determinism. Market: Suitable for students, professors, and anyone else interested in the philosophy of history.
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As with the other instalments in this excellent series, this is a short book (approx. 150 pages) aimed at introducing the subject, some of its key contributors and issues. The book can be roughly divided into two parts. The first part, discusses the question of what is the philosophy of history. This section touches on important questions; such as is history subjective or objective? And what do these terms mean in this context.
In the latter part, Dray examines the views of three well-known commentators in this field; Hegel, Toynbee and Niebuhr. From my perspective, this aspect is particularly well done. These thinkers, especially Hegel, can be difficult to understand; Dray does a commendable job of situating their views.
Overall it is another excellent addition to an outstanding series. I recommend it to students of philosophy and history.