The Muse of History and the Science of Culture

  • Robert L. Carneiro

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About this book

Introduction

Is history more than (in Boswell's words) a `chronological series of remarkable events'? Does it have a pattern? Is it fraught with `meaning'? Can we discern its trends? What determines its course? In short, can a substantial and coherent philosophy of history be devised that offers answers to these questions? These issues, which have intrigued -and bedeviled - historians for centuries, are explored in this thoughtful book.

Keywords

culture event history history of literature issue pattern philosophy philosophy of history

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert L. Carneiro
    • 1
  1. 1.American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b107556
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46272-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47179-7
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