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Rock, bone & ruin : an optimist's guide to the historical sciences

Currie, Adrian


We should be optimistic about historical science's capacity to uncover past events, even those leaving little trace. Moreover, historical science does more than describe or catalogue the past. In uncovering patterns and weaving narratives, historical scientists provide explanations: why history unfolded as it did, and how it could have been otherwise. These claims are related: the historical scientist's drive for explanation increases her reach into the past, as speculative hypotheses provide...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d612044b2663
Access Rights: Open Access


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