PHIL 3712 Philosophy of History

3 hours; 3 credits

Philosophical problems involved in the study of history. Nature of historical knowledge and of explanation in history. Concept of progress in history. Historical inevitability. Meaning of history. Place of moral judgments in historical writing. Vico, Hegel, Marx, Tolstoy, Collingwood, Toynbee, Hempel, Berlin, Popper.


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