Is the Present the Key to the past or the past the Key to the Present?: James Hutton and Adam Smith Versus Abraham Gottlob Werner and Karl Marx in Interpreting History

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Sengor (geology, ITU, Istanbul) considers the philosophies of knowledge of two natural scientists (James Hutton and Abraham Gottlob Werner) and two social scientists (Adam Smith and Karl Marx). He argues that while Smith and Hutton interpreted history in terms of the present, Marx and Werner interpreted the present on the basis of history. He further contends that positivism commonly leads to nonactualistic methods in history, whereas critical rationalism leads to actualism. The volume is not indexed. Annotation ...
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Sengor (geology, ITU, Istanbul) considers the philosophies of knowledge of two natural scientists (James Hutton and Abraham Gottlob Werner) and two social scientists (Adam Smith and Karl Marx). He argues that while Smith and Hutton interpreted history in terms of the present, Marx and Werner interpreted the present on the basis of history. He further contends that positivism commonly leads to nonactualistic methods in history, whereas critical rationalism leads to actualism. The volume is not indexed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780813723556
  • Publisher: Geological Society of America, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Pages: 51

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Abstract 1
Introduction 2
Actualism and uniformitarianism: Definition and some implications 2
Religious roots of nonactualistic thinking in history 3
Definition of history 3
Fundamental problem of historical disciplines 4
Hume's Law 4
Incompleteness of the historical record 5
Historical disciplines versus natural sciences 6
Historical science in the hands of Adam Smith and James Hutton 7
Smith's and Hutton's work on the knowledge of the past in relation to the philosophy of David Hume 8
Adam Smith (1723-1790) 9
James Hutton (1726-1797) 15
Historical science in the hands of Abraham Gottlob Werner and Karl Marx 22
Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817) 22
Karl Marx (1818-1883) 28
Evolutionary theories of Hutton, Smith, Werner, and Marx: A comparison 31
Conclusions 34
Acknowledgments 39
Endnotes 40
References Cited 44
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