Empiricism And History

Empiricism And History

by Stephen Davies
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0333964705

ISBN-13: 9780333964705

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

In the last 20 years postmodernism has had a powerful effect on the discipline of history and is now forcing empiricist historians to articulate their methods, and to defend them as both possible and virtuous. In this concise introduction, Stephen Davies explains what historians mean by empiricism, examines the origins, growth and persistence of empirical methods,

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In the last 20 years postmodernism has had a powerful effect on the discipline of history and is now forcing empiricist historians to articulate their methods, and to defend them as both possible and virtuous. In this concise introduction, Stephen Davies explains what historians mean by empiricism, examines the origins, growth and persistence of empirical methods, and shows how students can apply these methods to their own work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333964705
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Theory and History
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Creation of Empirical History
• The Perfection of Empirical History
• The Transformation of Biography in Empirical History
• The Empirical History of Institutions
• Political History
• The Master Topic?
• Economic History and Empiricism
• History of Ideas The Empirical Turn
• Conclusion
• Glossary
• Notes
• Further Reading
• Index

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