By Agnes Heller
This radical research of the function and value of historiography translates the philosophy and conception of heritage at the foundation of historicity as a human . The publication examins the norms and strategies of historiography from a philosophical viewpoint, yet rejects generalisations tht the philosophy of heritage supplies the entire solutions to modern difficulties. in its place it outlines a possible thought of historical past that's nonetheless radical adequate to use to all social buildings.
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A Theory of History: Volume 18 (Routledge Library Editions: Historiography) by Agnes Heller